Archives For Writers on the Classics

 

Tania RunyanIn 2013, we are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.

Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication. ERB Editor Chris Smith has an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.

 

We’ve asked a number of noted writers to pick the classics that they often return to, and we will be running these lists as a weekly feature on our website through 2013.

This week’s post in the series is by Tania Runyan.

Writers on the Classics:
[#1 – Shane Claiborne ] [#12 (Previous Post) – Brent Bill ]

 

Tania Runyan is the author of Second Sky (forthcoming from Antler in 2014), A Thousand Vessels (WordFarm), Simple Weight (FutureCycle Press) and Delicious Air (Finishing Line Press), which was awarded Book of the Year by the Conference on Christianity and Literature in 2007. Her poems have appeared in many publications, including Poetry, Image, Mid-American Review, Atlanta Review, Indiana Review, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, The Christian Century, Willow Springs, Nimrod, and the anthology In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare. Tania was awarded an NEA Literature Fellowship in 2011. She tutors high school students and edits for Every Day Poems and Relief.

 


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Since it is Holy Week this week, we are taking a break from our regular Writers on the Classics column.

As we take a sort of Spring Break, we thought it would be a good time to recap the series to date.  Be sure to check out any of the posts you might have missed!

In 2013, we are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.

Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication. ERB Editor Chris Smith has an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.

We’ve asked a number of noted writers to pick the classics that they often return to, and we will be running these lists as a weekly feature on our website through 2013.

Here are the twelve posts in the series so far:

 Writers on the Classics

#1
Shane Claiborne
Author,
The Irresistible Revolution

 

#2
Karen Swallow Prior
Author, BOOKED

#3
Scott Russell Sanders
Award-winning
Essayist/Novelist

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Jonathan Wilson-HartgroveIn 2013, we are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.

Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication. ERB Editor Chris Smith has an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.

We’ve asked a number of noted writers to pick the classics that they often return to, and we will be running these lists as a weekly feature on our website through 2013.

This week’s post in the series is by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

Writers on the Classics:
[ #1 – Shane Claiborne ] [ Most recent, #3 – Scott Russell Sanders ]

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is the author of many books, including our 2010 Book of the Year The Wisdom of Stability. Jonathan is a member of the Rutba House Christian community in Durham, NC, and most of his writing connects in one way or another with his experience as part of an intentional Christian community. His latest book is The Awakening of Hope, which was mentioned on our Best Books of 2012 list.


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Karen Swallow PriorIn 2013, we are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.

Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication. ERB Editor Chris Smith has an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.

We’ve asked a number of noted writers to pick the classics that they often return to, and we will be running these lists as a weekly feature on our website through 2013.

This week’s post in the series is a list of classics by Karen Swallow Prior.

[ Read the first post in this series by Shane Claiborne … ]


Karen Swallow Prior, is professor of English at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She and her husband, Roy, serve as deacons in their church and keepers of their 100-year-old homestead, where they live with their horses and dogs — and, more recently, Karen’s mom and dad.  Karen is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (TS Poetry Press, 2012).
[Read an Excerpt of Booked]


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