Jayme holds a double degree in music and literature from the University of Notre Dame, and an M.A.and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Toledo. He has held faculty posts at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador, and John Carroll University. He has published on such topics as rhetoric, music, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and T. S. Eliot. Stayer is currently editing a volume on Eliot and the French influence and is finishing another book manuscript, Becoming T. S. Eliot: The Rhetoric of Voice and Audience in Inventions of the March Hare. A professional singer, he has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He joined the Jesuits in 2003.
*Sigh* Why is it so hard to a find good Christian poem these days? Thank God we’ve got our own King-of-Snark (and first-rate T.S. Eliot scholar) Prof. Jayme Stayer on hand to respond to such questions.