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The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 175 – St. Aldhelm’s Riddles, Poetry & Public Service


Mar 11, 2024

At the moment’s visitor is a person with two names and two careers. For
a long time he has been a distinguished poet and translator beneath the
identify of A.M. Juster. That is an acronym for his Christian identify,
Michael J. Astrue, who for a few years was a lawyer, biotech
government, and public servant, most notably serving as Commissioner
of the Social Safety Administration from 2007 to 2013. Throughout
this time, his political enemies tried to dig up dust on him – however
all they might discover was that he wrote poetry on the aspect!

Juster has printed a number of books of his unique poems, most
just lately Marvel & Wrath in 2020. His work as a
translator consists of volumes of Petrarch, Horace, Tibullus, and the
Latin verse riddles of the Anglo-Saxon bishop St. Aldhelm. Upcoming
tasks embody one other quantity of Petrarch poems, a youngsters’s
ebook a few feminine juvenile manatee known as Girlatee, and
an anthology of poems concerning the legendary phoenix, from Ovid to
Shakespeare.

On this episode Juster discusses his two careers, his curiosity
in translating early Latin Christian poetry, St. Aldhelm’s riddles,
and his personal unique poetry.

Hyperlinks

A.M. Juster on Twitter https://twitter.com/amjuster

Saint Aldhelm’s Riddles https://www.hfsbooks.com/books/saint-aldhelms-riddles-aldhelm-juster/

Marvel & Wrath https://www.pauldrybooks.com/merchandise/wonder-and-wrath

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