Registration Required. Open to current students and faculty. Copies of the readings will be provided for registrants ahead of time.
- Paul Mariani, "The Mystery and the Majesty of It," Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits 47/2 (2015)
- Gerard Manley Hopkins, 6 sonnets (God's Grandeur, The Windhover, Felix Randal, Spelt from Sybil's Leaves, No worst there is none, That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and in the comfort of the Ressurection, To R.B.)
1:30pm Coffee & Pastries
2:00pm Session I
3:35pm Session II
5:00pm End, wine and cheese reception
Paul Mariani is the University Professor of English Emeritus at Boston College. He was formerly Distinguished University Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he taught from 1968 until 2000. Mariani is the author of seven poetry collections and numerous books of prose, including Thirty Days: On Retreat with the Exercises of St. Ignatius and God and the Imagination: On Poets, Poetry, and the Ineffable, as well as biographies of Hart Crane, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, William Carlos Williams, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Wallace Stevens. His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2009 he received the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry.