thomas merton


Vibrant, vigorous, and weird

A review of Annie Dillard

Almost any page of this collection yields the precise puzzling haunting music of Dillard’s mind at work.


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.


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.