Richard Wilbur

Richard Wilbur is an acclaimed poet, translator, and teacher who served as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1987-88. He is a former President and Chancellor of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and his honors include the National Book Award, two PEN Translation Prizes, the Bollingen Prize, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and two Pulitzer Prizes for poetry. His books of poetry include Mayflies: New Poems and Translations, and Things of This World. Mr. Wilbur has also published numerous translations of French plays, several books for children, and two collections of prose pieces.


Volume 46

Guests on Volume 46: E. Michael Jones, on how horror films combat the assumptions of the Enlightenment; D. G. Hart, on The University Gets Religion: Religious Studies in American Higher Education; Amy & Leon Kass, on training young people to imagine what love looks like; John Leax, on the challenges of wise "caretaking" in a fallen world; Richard Wilbur, on the ways in which words add "articulateness" to experience; Roger Lundin, on Richard Wilbur's commitment to the reality of creation; and Ted Libbey, on the intricate, theologically inspired structure of Bach's B Minor Mass.