Archives For *Poetry*

 

The 2018 National Book Award winners
were announced last night!

Learn more about the five winning books…

 

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FICTION WINNER:

The Friend:
A Novel

Sigrid Nunez

Hardback: Riverhead, 2018
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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey’s newly released collection of poems is undoubtedly one of the best poetry books of 2018

 

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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Transforming Memory
into a Place of Solace
 
A Review of 

Acacia Road:
Poems
 

Aaron Brown

Paperback:
Silverfish Review Press, 2018
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Reviewed by Ben Rawlins
 
 

Aaron Brown’s Acacia Road flows from a remembered intimacy with a particular place foreign to most of us. In the opening poem, “N’Djamena Morning,” the speaker strolls through the African city as a popular song crackles on the radio, and a lizard scurries across a wall. N’Djamena is the capitol of Chad, a land-locked country in north-central Africa and Brown’s home through childhood and adolescence until violence forced his family to leave. Even as these poems provide continued connection to past meaningful experience, they also acknowledge the palpable sense of loss inherent to translating memory into poetry.

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

    

The Church and Its Vocation: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology 

Michael Goheen

 

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“This Kindly Working Love”
 
A Review of 
 

The Farm
Wendell Berry

 
Hardback: Counterpoint, 2018
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Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith
 
 
The newly released book The Farm by Wendell Berry is a worthwhile purchase simply for its beauty. A trade reprint of the hard-to-find letterpress edition by Kentucky’s Larkspur Press, this new book retains the elegance of the original in both its design and its monochrome drawings by Carolyn Whitesel.

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Marilyn McEntyre, one of our favorite writers, has a new collection of poems out:

Occasions: Poems
Marilyn McEntyre

Paperback: Resource Publications, 2018.
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*** Our Intro Guide to Marilyn McEntyre’s work

 

Here are three great poems from this new collection…

 

Advent on
the Central Coast
Marilyn McEntyre

 

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Tinker, Tailor, Poet, Spy
 
A Review of
 

Priest Turned Therapist
Treats Fear of God: Poems

Tony Hoagland

 
Paperback: Graywolf Press, 2018
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Reviewed by Aarik Danielsen
 
 
Some children, it seems, belong to secret societies. Their approaches to life suggest membership in good standing with the Future Tinkerers of America, Mini-Mechanics Guild or Tiny Troubleshooters Union. Curiosity leads these children into taking action, and taking apart perfectly good appliances to find the secret buttons or where the wires connect.

Not me. As a child, I assumed every gear and gadget had its right place and right to be undisturbed. Who was I to strip away all the magic and see how one thing led to another?

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H.D. – Five Poems

September 27, 2018 — Leave a comment

 

Today (Sept. 27) marks the anniversary of the death of poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, d. 1961).

We celebrate the occasion with five of our favorite poems by her…

 

Storm
H.D.

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Tomorrow (Sept. 7) marks the anniversary of the death of Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier (d. 1892).

We celebrate the occasion with five of our favorite poems by him…

 

Requirement
John Greenleaf Whittier

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

  

Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing–and How We Can Revive Them 

Jonathan Merritt

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We will run an interview with the author
in our Fall 2018 magazine issue!
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