Archives For *Poetry*

 

In honor of National Poetry Month, give a listen to this excellent conversation with poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths!
Her latest collection of poems is:

Lighting the Shadow: Poems
Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Paperback: Four Ways Books, 2015.
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Listen to her conversation with poet Kevin Young of The New Yorker:

 
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In honor of National Poetry Month, here are a few of our favorite poetry books from the last few years.  Get a taste of each book by reading some sample poems from each:

LIKE:
Poems

A.E. Stallings

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(I know that I’m jumping ahead of things a bit by posting this hymn during Lent, but it also is an important piece of Women’s History)
 
St. Cassiane was a ninth century Eastern Roman abbess, poet, composer, and hymnographer. She is one of the first medieval composers whose scores are both extant and able to be interpreted by modern scholars and musicians. Approximately fifty of her hymns are extant and twenty-three are included in Orthodox Church liturgical books. The exact number is difficult to assess, as many hymns are ascribed to different authors in different manuscripts and are often identified as anonymous (adapted from Wikipedia)
 

Other Women Saints
Whose Stories You Should Know

 

Hymn for
Holy Wednesday
St. Cassiane

 
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Homecoming
Timothy Larsen

When our Lord Jesus Christ
returned to Earth, one of the
first things he did
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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets
Kwame Alexander

Hardback: Candlewick, 2017
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Last month, NPR asked elementary and high school teachers to give the following prompt to their students: “Love is … ” Students then filled in the blank with a line or, in some cases, a whole poem. Teachers from around the country submitted what their students wrote; NPR received more than 2,000 entries. Alexander read through them and created one big love poem.

Listen to the poem, as heard on NPR:

 
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This week marked the anniversary of Robert Frost’s death in 1963.

In remembrance of Robert Frost, we offer five poems from his collection NEW HAMPSHIRE (1923), which was also just released into the public domain this month…
 
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*** Listen to Robert Frost
Reading Two Poems

Stopping By Woods
On Snowy Evening
Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

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IMAGE CREDIT: Woodcut by J.J. Lankes
from the original edition of this book

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This week marks the anniversary of both the birth (1 Jan 1956) and the death (4 January 2008) of the Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue…  

 

O’Donohue’s posthumous book 
[easyazon_link identifier=”0525575286″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Walking in Wonder: Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World[/easyazon_link]
was released in the U.S. last fall.

Our review ran in our Advent 2018 magazine issue!
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*** Our Intro Guide
to John O’Donohue’s work

 
We remember the poet with
four of our favorite poems by him…

 

Thought-Work
John O’Donohue

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Luci Shaw – Five Poems

December 28, 2018

 

Tomorrow (Dec 29) marks the birthday of poet Luci Shaw! 

 

Her latest collection of poems is
[easyazon_link identifier=”164060085X” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Eye of the Beholder (Paraclete Poetry)[/easyazon_link]
Watch for our review in our Lent 2019 magazine issue!
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We celebrate the occasion with five of our favorite poems by her…

The Slow Pleasures
Luci Shaw

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Like: Poems
A.E. Stallings

Hardback: FSG Books, 2018
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Here are three superb poems from this collection…

 

Art Monster
A.E. Stallings

 
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Monument:
Poems New and Selected
Natasha Trethewey

Hardback: HMH Books, Nov. 2018
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Here are four superb poems from this collection…

 

Gathering
Natasha Trethewey

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