About the Editor

  • Morgan A. Brown

  • Morgan is the editor of Culture & Anarchy and the producer of The Culture & Anarchy Podcast.

    In 2005, Morgan received a pair of undergraduate degrees from the University of Georgia (English / Drawing & Painting). In 2010, he graduated with a Master's Degree in Literary Studies from Georgia State University. He specializes in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century literature (English and American), with emphasis on poetry and drama. Morgan spent much of his time in graduate school studying the works of John Milton, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and the Enlightenment (England, Scotland, France). He also studied colonial era American poetry through the Revolutionary War. After teaching college English for several years, Morgan left the teaching profession to build his career as an Analyst and a SQL tech in the private sector.

    Morgan has been studying Austrian Economics and American literature since his late teens, and he writes poetry and critical essays on a number of subjects: libertarianism, economics, religion, atheism, epistemology, philosophy, and literary theory. In his free time, Morgan spends his free time reading, philosophisizing, writing, mastering Tai Chi, and rediscovering the joys of the transcendental life.

    Morgan currently lives with his wife and two sons in Dallas, GA.

The Dial

: A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and Religion

  • Ed. Morgan A. Brown

    "And so with diligent hands and good intent we set down our Dial on the earth. We wish it may resemble that instrument in its celebrated happiness, that of measuring no hours but those of sunshine. Let it be one cheerful rational voice amidst the din of mourners and polemics. Or to abide by our chosen image, let it be such a Dial, not as the dead face of a clock, hardly even such as the Gnomon in a garden, but rather such a Dial as is the Garden itself, in whose leaves and flowers and fruits the suddenly awakened sleeper is instantly apprised not what part of dead time, but what state of life and growth is now arrived and arriving."

    ---Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Editors to the Readers,"

    The Dial. Vol. 1.1 (1841): 1-4.

    The Dial (1840-1929) was America's first truly extraordinary literary magazine. It was the joint product of the Transcendentalists, which was a group of intellectuals outside of the pale who revolutionized American literary thought in a way that it had not been influenced since the Great Awakening and the Revolutionary War. From Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller to the magazine's second rebirth in the 1920's as the chief vehicle of Modernism, bridging the poets of England and America (Eliot, Pound, Yeats, etc.), The Dial transformed English poetry in the Great Tradition throughout the United States.

    We wish to see that rebirth once again in an age of cultural decline away from the individualist tradition that marked America's finest literary productions.

    No subject is off limits. No topic is too sacred or profane. The Dial, as we now envision it in this digital age, will be a truly remarkable project capable of absorbing English-language poetry and essays from across the world. It is a market-based operation, with freedom as its guiding light, and it shall tick off the hours of our new Enlightenment and reveal "what state of life and growth is now arrived and arriving."

    Please submit your poetry, political cartoons, and short essays to submissions@culture-anarchy.com for consideration. Right now we plan to publish 4 digital issues per year, featuring the best of the best in The Culture & Anarchy Podcast, as well.

    Don't miss this opportunity to see a renaissance in English letters! Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep apprised of new developments with the Podcast and The Dial, and prepare yourself to hear and read "the best that has been thought and said."

    --The Editor

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