Two poets from Catholic universities will present their works as part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s “Monday Poets” series.

James Matthew Wilson of Villanova University and Ryan Wilson of the Catholic University of America will read original selections on Monday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the Free Library of Philadelphia, located at 1901 Vine Street in Philadelphia. The event is free and open to the public.

The author of seven books, James Matthew Wilson is an associate professor of philosophical theology and literature at Villanova. His book on the contemporary crisis and ancient philosophy of poetry, “The Fortunes of Poetry in an Age of Unmaking,” has been critically acclaimed.

Ryan Wilson won the 2017 Donald Justice Poetry Prize for his first book, “The Stranger World.” The editor of Literary Matters, he has been published in a number of journals and reviews.

For more information on this and other events in the “Monday Poets” series, please contact Larry Dugan at 215- 498-3661 (cell) or at 215-686-5402, or visit the Free Library’s website.