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AUDIO: Sabbath Poetry Reading
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 3:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A poetry reading from Wendell Berry's "This Day" The author of more than 50 ...

Easter with Czeslaw Milosz: Cento
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Kathleen Gunton So that for a short moment there is no death. From white villages Easter bells resound. Rejo ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter St. Peter's B List: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints by Ave Maria Press / Making Neighborhoods Whole: A Handbo ...

Protest and Praise
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Hirschfield Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life. University of Illinois Press.A Poet's Revolution: The Life of Denise Leverto ...

The Harvest of Fidelity
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger This Day: New & Collected Sabbath Poems. Counterpoint. THE STILL, ATTENTIVE, affectiona ...

The Blades of Grass in the Garden of Gethsemane Speak to Me
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Zach Czaia There are tour guides who speak / all the human tongues, and we are trampled / for being famous blades / but then are resurre ...

The Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Kathleen McCoy Sometimes even we— / pierced with arrow-words, with brassy / cacophonies of slurs—stand in calm. ...

A Spirituality of Solitude
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Hirschfield Marking the centennial of pacifist poet William Stafford Miles of yellow wheat bend; the ...

In the Beginning (A Theopoetic)
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

Poem "In the Beginning" Recently, I presented this piece at the Christianity 21 Conference in Denver, and then at South Broadway Christian Church later that same wee ...

Uncontained
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 12:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

V. Jane Schneeloch If my belief were a hickory nut / I'd keep it safe in my pocket “Belief is as ...

VIDEO: Poetry Reading by Yehoshua November
Originally Posted: 12/20/2013 - 6:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Hasidic poet, Yehoshua November, on the mystery of God. Yehoshua November, an award-winning Hasid ...

Shepherds
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Harry C. Kiely The voices are singing, “All will be well, All will be well.” Night. The sheep huddled agains ...

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Philip Metres If Advent is a time / of waiting, of joyful anticipation, why are we / so often troubled? The c ...

VIDEO: The Poet of Poverty
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Father Michael Doyle's poetry captures a city of despair and hope. As Andrea Ferich wri ...

Thou Who Art in Me
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Manaster Be the pulse driven from a broken shell. And fallen, fallen light renew! — William Bl ...

The Unsilenced Voice of Seamus Heaney
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

In [the poem's] few words, Seamus Heaney told me a lifetime about his spirituality and beliefs, history, and hopes. But it was the act of his offering me the precious poem that said even more about the si ...

PHOTOS & POETRY: A Unique Look at Gaza
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors When most people think of Gaza, surfing is not the first thing that comes to mind. But photo journalist Ryan Rodrick Beiler has an eye for capturing the resilience and ...

They Will Kill You
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Ewuare X. Osayande Excerpt from Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander they will ki ...

Struggle of Faith
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Leigh Donaldson Early morning before he unlocks the church gate the rector kneels before the gridiron fence surrounding the Cathedral, not in prayer but to c ...

Giving Tree
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

If I were a tree I would like to be A giving tree. Editor ’ s Note : The following poem by Trevor Scott Barton was written for his fellow t ...

Hell's Belly
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Gene Fox From the midst of the nether world I cried for help.  —from the Book of Jonah A gray whale blows off Cardiff Beach, just beyond the glamour homes, boutiques, an ...

Marks
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

Editor’s Note: The following poem by Trevor Scott Barton was written while he was living in Africa and reading The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi. Editor ’ ...

Illuminated
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mass in Las Choapas, Mexico On my knees I beg forgiveness for my greed— and for starving m ...

A Mother's Love
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday Kay Stewart shared this poem at the cemetery as we laid to rest the ashes of her first-born daughter Katherine (“Katie”). Yesterday Kay Stewart shared this at the c ...

Infantry
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Bree Devones Hsieh I The crumpled woman pushes through the door and sees your plump limp limbs held tight in my buckled arms. She remembers holding such sweet eternity. ...

Second Line
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Sholl Blindfolded and gagged, tossed in the back / of a car -- it's how they gather up young men / ...

Jesus is Stripped of His Garments
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Joseph Bathanti Hemorrhaging from the concertina / crown, brass knuckles, scourging, cigarette burns, / lurching the last meter of Golgot ...

Dresden's Shrove Tuesday
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Judith Werner Deep with one savior’s death, how many more? In observance of which, the Dresden burghers as usual held Shrove Tuesday circuses around Our Lady’s Church, the Fraue ...

The Place of the Green Wand
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Theodore Deppe Something called a GiveBox appeared / this fall on Falckensteinstrasse, and my first gift Some ...

Conjectural Navel Gazing (Jesus in Lint Form): A Poem
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

I cannot think that you don't sound or breathe weep or grieve I cannot think that you don't sound or breathe weep or grieve I will not think that you don ...

When You Are a Child
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Sandra M. Tully You wait a long time for Christmas morning drifting asleep even as the ebony slate of sky shatters in clarion silence Glory, Hallelujah! and shepherds in th ...

Pay Attention: An Afternoon with Billy Collins and Mary Oliver
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 12:55am | Type: Blog

Perhaps the most important take away from the evening came from Oliver during a question and answer time after the readings. She said something like this: “Pay attention. Be astonished. And tell about it. We’r ...

Nineveh
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 2:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elvis O. Alves He uproots teeth primordial in nature and that eat his soul with appetite the size of mercenary forces plundering a city whose inhabitants do not fight back beca ...

Lazarus and the Rich Man
Originally Posted: 07/16/2013 - 4:42pm | Type: Preaching the Word

Luke 16:19-31 Hamlet, North Carolina (Luke 16:19-31) Rose Marie Berger ...

Reading Ayn Rand at the Hospital
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Mark Hiskes About love she was all wrong, / the old capitalist, patron saint / of the self-made rich. How well / she misunderstood the pa ...

The Wheel
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

A sestina by Jennifer C. Grant. I stepped down from the train, Saw you there, old man, bent Next to the Tudor station, smiling And waving to me over the steering wheel ...

Narrative Theology: 'You Might As Well Love'
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 9:01am | Type: Blog

Last Sunday, the Catholic singer/songwriter/poet/theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama (who hails from County Cork, Ireland), took to Revolution NYC's "barstool pulpit," to share stories, poems, and wisdom ...

'The Hungry Soul in Pursuit of the Full Soul'
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 11:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Muriel Nelson On Proverbs 8 ‘The Hungry Soul in Pursuit of the Full Soul’ On Proverbs 8 My saints wo ...

Witness
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Maritza Rivera "There is nothing casual / about casualties of war." There is nothing casual about ...

FIRSTS: “Lord, Why Did You Make Me Black?”
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

Our administrative assistant remembers the first time she heard the poem "Lord, Why Did You Make Me Black?" as part of our FIRSTS series. I was thirteen years old, a fre ...

Mother's Week: Letting Go and Outside, Poems
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 6:51pm | Type: Blog

  Letting Go By Stacy Barton looking back the leaving began at once the loss of you like summer grass before the season’s end your tiny form expands me still a willow of a woman you catch my breath like a breeze ...

The Five Stages of Grief
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

E. Ethelbert Miller "Denial / This has nothing to do with blackness. / This has everything to do with blackness." ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

Still looking for Easter links? Check out this compilation of 65 of the sketchiest Easter bunnies . [ Buzz Feed ] April is National Poetry Month – find 30 ways to celebrate. [ Poets.org ] This University of Nebraska professor is a popul ...

At Easter, Poetry Helps Us Remember
Originally Posted: 04/08/2012 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Poetry is language made material. It presents us with objects and the world, yes, that is part of its materiality, but it also – and perhaps fundamentally – makes our very language into a thing, rather than s ...

Trading
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeanne Murray Walker Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.                                                                 —Word ...

Against the Night
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Belle Fox-Martin We are the lay of the land— / pocked, hilled, knowing every ember / and seed imprinted on our bones. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 15, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

A look at Poster Cred, the Seattle-based art project, Jesse Eisenberg shares his favorite memories of growing up with Jeremy Lin, "Food Rules," by Michael Pollan is born in stop animation, the new fi ...

Waxing Poetic: One Perfect Hour
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 6:14pm | Type: Blog

A new poem by Sarah Vanderveen... I pulled on my wetsuit quick, quick pausing to take note of a new hole under the left arm, darnit and paddled out. A new poem by Sarah Vandervee ...

Words
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

R.M. Blair While he was in jail, two policemen / came to his apartment, took / all his books, sat at his kitchen table / drinking his cof ...

Waxing Poetic: The Painting Lesson, and a Prayer
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

A new poem by Sarah Vanderveen: "The Painting Lesson, and a Prayer" A new poem by Sarah Vanderveen The Painting Lesson, and a Prayer Two women in hats, ...