Presented by James Finn Cotter, PhD, Professor of
English, MSMC Division of Arts & Letters
Writing poetry naturally enhances awareness of the senses, of
other people, and of ourselves. Dr. James Finn Cotter, noted
scholar, author, and poet, will read passages from his book, "A New
Life: Learning the Way of Omega." and speak about how his
experience as a writer has affected his own life.
In addition to “A New Life,” Cotter is the author of “Inscape:
The Christology and Poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins,” and
“Beginnings: The First Twenty-Five Years of Mount Saint Mary
College.” He has penned articles on Hopkins, Dante, Geoffrey
Chaucer, Sir Philip Sidney, and J.D. Salinger. As poet and literary
critic, he’s been published in America, Commonweal, The Hudson
Review, The Nation, The New York Times, Sparrow, Spirit, Thought,
Times Herald-Record, and other periodicals.
A celebrated translator of Dante’s “Commedia,” Professor Cotter
is a seasoned theater and arts reviewer, a recipient of a
Fulbright-Hays lecture grant to teach English in Algeria, a
recipient of a National Endowment of the Humanities grant, and was
president of the International Hopkins Association for 30
His talk will take place in Kaplan Family Library, Room 218 in
the Dominican Center at MSMC on Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.