Kenneth Steven is a Scottish writer, poet, and retreat leader whose work is steeped in Celtic Christianity and the spirituality of Iona.

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The Innkeeper's Wife

by Kenneth Steven 10-26-2020
A poem.
Illustration by Jia Sung

Illustration by Jia Sung

I reckon it was the girl,
not more than fourteen. Those eyes.

Something made him stop his talk,
hoist down the lantern and mutter out with them.

And that was one sour night—
dust and wind, things banging;

The Calvinist

by Kenneth Steven 11-01-1994

The Calvinist