We’re Giving Away 2 Copies of CONTINGENCY PLANS: POEMS by David Wheeler!

David Wheeler - Contingency Plans: PoemsDavid Wheeler’s new book of poetry Contingency Plans, was reviewed in our most recent print edition.

Read this review by Thomas Turner (PDF).

Also, here is an appropriate poem from the book that we also ran in the print edition…


Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, and
I am already empty.
Soot shrouds my brow, evenly.
a note left by a soul lent
to a warden who didn’t want it.

Call me brother. Console me
with a gentle grip on my shoulder,
or slap me on my back and knock
a small, fragile fragment
of faith or hope or love loose.

I’ve given up so many things.


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And speaking of contest winners…

Here are the winners of our winter shelf-clearing contest:

1st: Matthew John         4th: Ryan Slifka

2nd: Michael Dalton      5th: Andrew Tatum

3rd: Laura Welch            6th: Josh Wallace

And, the five winners of Eugene Peterson’s THE PASTOR:

– Gavin Dluhosh      – Carl Franzon

– Brandon Blacksten  – Jim Hampton

– Peter Stevens

… Thanks to all who entered and congrats to these winners!

C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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    I already receive the online edition via email and just posted on my Facebook page. Winning! 🙂

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  6. Lovely!nnI already do #1, so I tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/sx2. nnThanks, ERB!