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Joseph Bottum

editor, First Things

Joseph Bottum is Books & Arts editor of *The Weekly Standard*. A native of South Dakota, he is a graduate of Georgetown University, with a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College. His essays, reviews, and poetry have appeared in the *Wall Street Journal*, the *Atlantic Monthly*, *Nineteenth-Century Literature*, *First Things*, *Commentary, National Review*, *Philosophy & Literature*, and elsewhere. In addition to duties at *The Weekly Standard*, he is poetry editor of *First Things*, and host of *Book Talk*, a nationally syndicated radio program.