Arts+Culture

Arts+Culture

We Are the Eighth Day, © Melanie Weidner

Books

The poet and politics

As two new biographies and a massive collection of poems show, Denise Levertov's distinctive work and life remain relevant and rewarding.

Books

Touchdowns for Jesus and Other Signs of Apocalypse, by Marcia W. Mount Shoop

Grantland Rice compared the Notre Dame backfield to the four horsemen. Marcia Mount Shoop realigns football with apocalyptic thought—and makes a theological critique of the sport's systemic dysfunction.

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Praying strings

I gobble books by musicians. Bruce Cockburn's memoir has more virtues than most.