poetry

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she: robed and wordless, by Lou Ella Hickman

This slim volume of poetry gives voice to the women of the Bible, named and unnamed.

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Ordinary grace

A review of Catherine Abbey Hodges

The reversals in this book aren’t easy. There is nothing sentimental or giddy about them. They are real. They are ordinary.

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Shadows of a saint

Charles Williams’s magical Christianity

Williams was at once theologian, mystic, poet, novelist, editor, playwright, and critic, not to mention (possibly) a living Anglican saint.

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Poetic nothingness

A review of Rita Mae Reese

This collection is suffused with one of poetry’s most fundamental aims: making meaning out of suffering and loss.

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Poetic solitude

A review of Michael N. McGregor

From his youth Lax experienced a love of God that would not abate, calling him toward both solitude and engagement with others.

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Splitting an Order, by Ted Kooser

Simple, measured, and settled, the poems in Ted Kooser's new collection were composed by an artist with nothing further to prove.

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E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904–1962 and The Collected Poems of James Laughlin

E. E. Cummings and James Laughlin didn’t write with metaphysical or philosophical ambition. But that doesn’t mean their poetry doesn’t matter.