James Matthew Wilson, PhD, Wins Hiett Prize in the Humanities

James Matthew Wilson

James Matthew Wilson, PhD, associate professor, Humanities, recently earned the Hiett Prize in the Humanities—a $50,000 annual award from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture recognizing individuals in the early stages of their careers whose work shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture.

Dr. Wilson is a widely published, award-winning poet and scholar. His writings explore philosophical theology and literature, with a particular focus on the relation of artistic form and metaphysics, especially as manifested in poetry. In addition to several dozen poems and reviews in various magazines and journals, his books include Four Verse Letters, Timothy Steele: A Critical IntroductionThe Violent and the FallenSome Permanent Things, and The Catholic Imagination in Modern American Poetry.

The Dallas Institute will formally recognize Dr. Wilson at the Hiett Prize Luncheon 2017 on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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