Poetry Friday: “Cellar Door”

| Sep 22, 2017
my mother and other strangers still

Secret Mercies

| Sep 21, 2017

From Sophocles to Twin Peaks: What Killed Laura Palmer?

| Sep 20, 2017

The Spirit’s Indwelling

| Sep 19, 2017

Parenting by Politics

| Sep 18, 2017
close up detail of an ornately painted page from The Book of Hours depicting the crucifixion, alongside texts, and a border of different colors in swirls, flowers, and greenery.

Poetry Friday: “Medieval Miniatures: Entry into Jerusalem”

| Sep 15, 2017

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Chelsea Wagenaar

Poet Chelsea Wagenaar writes about the ways we are all “bent to the wild will / of instinct.” Among her favorite themes is the position of the human within nature. She writes about a sense of exile upon earth, our common lineage, and above all, instinct: for sorrow, for praise, for the earth, for desire and fear.

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Judith Rock ponders exile and her family history.

The Many-Voiced God

Tyler McCabe on the family television and telling and untelling stories.

The Ring

Lee Haupt unearths the scars of her family history.

Lord God Bird

Isaac Anderson reflects on the intermittence of experiencing God.
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Lee Isaac Chung on Hollywood’s American dream as seen through the eyes of Korean immigrants.


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The Cloud of Unknowing

Kevin Honold ponders probation and frames his existence through migration and the words of an anonymous fourteenth century English priest.

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Laura Bramon Good frames her musings on the body through pregnancy and her aging grandmother.

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