Archives For *Poetry*

 

We reviewed this excellent new collection of poems in our fall magazine issue… 
 

Phases: Poems 
Mischa Willett

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2017.
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Listen to the poet reading “Ocean of Storms,” the first section of poems from this new collection:
 
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Today (Aug. 31) marks the birthday of poet Christian Wiman…

 *** Read our interview with the poet

In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of video clips of Wiman reading his poems…

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Rust:

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Turning to
Contemporary Christian Poetry

A Review of

The Turning Aside:
The Kingdom Poets Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry
D. S. Martin, Ed.

Paperback: Cascade, 2016.
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Reviewed by Brent Newsom

 

Since 2010, poet and editor D. S. Martin has curated Kingdom Poets, a weekly blog introducing readers to “poets of the Christian faith, regardless of background.” The range of poets presented in that span is vast and impressive, from the Anglo-Saxon poet Caedmon to numerous living writers from across the globe. In addition, since 2012 Martin has done readers and writers of Christian poetry a great service by developing the Poiema Poetry Series, an imprint from Wipf and Stock Publishers that champions contemporary poets of Christian faith.

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Introductory Guide to the Poems of
Mary Oliver
With Sample Poems

Compiled by Madeline Cramer

 

American Primitive: Poems

While she published her first book of poetry at 28 in 1963 while living in the former home of the late poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (a primary influence on her work), it was her fourth book, American Primitive that received the Pultizer Prize for poetry in 1983.
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This extraordinary new collection of poems was released this spring…
 
 

The Virginia State Colony for
Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems

 
Molly McCully Brown

 
Paperback: Persea Books, 2017
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Earlier this week, the poet did a striking interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, in which we talks about faith and disability and our bodies, and reads portions of her poems:

I highly recommend given it a listen here:

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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…)

  

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God: The Scandalous Truth of the Very Good News

Brian Zahnd

Watch a trailer video for this book… 

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This week marked the 70th birthday of poet and memoirist.  In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to her work.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.
 
 

1)  The Cloister Walk

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NPR’s Morning Edition today, featured a great interview with Kwame Alexander about getting kids excited about poetry…

The interview features Alexander’s new book:

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
Kwame Alexander

Hardback: HMH Books, 2017
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Rooted in Scripture
and Monastic Tradition

 
A Review of

Benedict’s Daughter: Poems
Philip C. Kolin

Paperback: Resource Publications, 2017.
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Reviewed by Frederick W. Bassett
 
 

Benedict’s Daughter is Philip C. Kolin’s eighth and most recent book of poems. The mere titles of these earlier books, such as The Wailing Wall, Deep Wonder, Emmett Till in Different States, demonstrate his deep and wide-ranging poetic efforts. In a special way, this latest collection expands his poetic interests in Benedictine spirituality by shining light on the journey of his long-time spiritual director, a Benedictine Oblate named Midge in the poems.

In the midst of a gifted academic career (more than 40 books, over 200 scholarly articles, plus countless poems), Kolin wrote Benedict’s Daughter as a poetic tribute to Midge and those who live according to St. Benedict’s Holy Rule (“ora et labora,” prayer and work).
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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…)

   

Amatka: A Novel

Karen Tidbeck

Read a review of this book from NPR

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