Anthony Esolen is a professor at Providence College, where he teaches English literature, Shakespeare, western civilization, and Jacobean drama. A prize-winning poet in his own right, Dr. Esolen has published translations of the works of other poets, including Dante's Divine Comedy, Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, and Lucretius's On the Nature of Things. He is a senior editor and regular contributor for Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity. He has also written for First Things, Catholic World Report, Magnificat, Angelus, and Catholic Men's Quarterly. His books include Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization, and Ironies of Faith.