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Micah Mattix is New Literary Editor of The American Conservative

It is my pleasure to announce that Micah Mattix has returned to The American Conservative to serve as our literary editor. We will once again host his excellent and highly respected Prufrock newsletter on books, ideas and the arts. Micah will also work with the TAC team to ensure our cultural coverage remains strong, helping the Arts & Letters section reach new heights, and will write for our website and print magazine.

An associate professor of English at Regent University, Micah will be familiar to longtime TAC readers for his defense [1] of the Great Books and searing critique [2] of surrealism, among many other topics he has addressed. Prufrock has been praised as must-reading by smart thinkers ranging from New York Times columnist Ross Douthat to Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie. Micah’s writings have appeared in places as varied as The Wall Street Journal, First Things and The Weekly Standard.

Now more than ever we need to think beyond politics to find the intellectually enriching and aesthetically pleasing. “Politics is downstream from culture” has become as popular a phrase among conservatives as “ideas have consequences.” For Micah, these are not just cliches. We are beyond thrilled to welcome him back.

See his returning post here.  [3]

W. James Antle III is editor of The American Conservative.

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16 Comments To "Micah Mattix is New Literary Editor of The American Conservative"

#1 Comment By mvictor On January 14, 2019 @ 4:21 pm

Looks like he said, I’ll return on the condition that you give me Dreher’s glasses.

#2 Comment By Another James On January 14, 2019 @ 4:24 pm


#3 Comment By Hmmm On January 14, 2019 @ 4:48 pm

PrufRock, no?

#4 Comment By benjaminl On January 14, 2019 @ 6:13 pm

Hurrah! This is excellent news for all of us!

#5 Comment By Charles Van Wert On January 14, 2019 @ 6:40 pm

Great move! And thanks for rescuing Prufrock. It alerted me to so many good books, essays, poems, and pictures that I long ago lost count. Well, actually I was never really counting but… you know, if I had been.

#6 Comment By yahtzee On January 14, 2019 @ 6:49 pm

Reading Prufrock every morning is a pleasure. This is great news!

Also, you should put a link to sign up for the newsletter in this post, and everyone reading this should sign up. You won’t regret it.

#7 Comment By Dale McNamee On January 14, 2019 @ 7:27 pm

I am subscribed to the Prufrock newsletter and I agree…This is wonderful news !

#8 Comment By Mark On January 14, 2019 @ 8:02 pm

Fabulous! Great move.

#9 Comment By Steve Robinson On January 15, 2019 @ 8:27 am

This is a perfect fit! I’m a regular (Canadian) reader of Prufrock and American Conservative. Well done.

#10 Comment By mrscracker On January 15, 2019 @ 9:23 am

Perhaps I’m the only one wondering why there’s no room for comments in the Prufrock posts?
I learn a great deal from TAC articles but I often learn more from the conversations that follow.

#11 Comment By Major Wootton On January 15, 2019 @ 10:45 am

I thought the best way to say “thanks” would be to take out a subscription, & have done so.

#12 Comment By Ed On January 15, 2019 @ 11:33 am

A stylist would be too much to ask for but is there money in the budget for a better photographer?

#13 Comment By PJM1957 On January 15, 2019 @ 2:46 pm

Bravo! I realized sometime last year that the one email I most looked forward to reading on my train ride in the morning was Prufrock. A wonderful range of cultural observation and commentary. I’m hoping this is a marriage made in heaven.

#14 Comment By Michael Thomas On January 15, 2019 @ 4:51 pm

Great news!

#15 Comment By Eric K. On January 16, 2019 @ 3:25 pm


#16 Comment By B Topp On January 17, 2019 @ 12:28 am

As others have mentioned why no comments on Prufrock articles. I’ll assume if allowed they would be overwhelmingly positive.