Anthony Esolen

Anthony Esolen is a writer, social commentator, and professor of English Renaissance literature. This year’s recipient of the Circe Institute’s Russell Kirk Paideia Prize, Dr. has authored more than two dozen books and is known for his English verse translations of classic poetry, including, Lucretius’ “On the Nature of Things,” Tasso’s “Jerusalem Delivered,” and Dante’s “Divine Comedy.” A poet in his own right, Professor Esolen has recently published a book-length sacred poem, “The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord” and is working on a second sacred poem. He is the author of many hundreds of articles in such publications as The Modern Age, The Catholic World Report, The Public Discourse, First Things, Crisis Magazine, The Catholic Thing, Chronicles, and Touchstone, where he is a senior editor. He writes regularly for Magnificat, where his “How the Church Has Changed the World” series is now being published in book form. His other books include, “Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching,” “Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture,” “Nostalgia: Going Home and a Homeless World,” and his most recent, “Sex and the Unreal City: The Demolition of the Western Mind.” After a long career at Providence College, Dr. Esolen recently accepted a position as professor and writer-in-residence at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts, in the Kearsarge Mountains of New Hampshire, where he teaches in the college’s signature four-year humanities program.