For Sofia Starnes, poetry is the language of faith.
“When I was nine or ten, I decided I needed to read the King James Bible.”
To love the world as an American black man is a subversive act.
Alan Jacobs's biography of T.S. Eliot, Simone Weil, W.H. Auden, Jacques Maritain, and C.S. Lewis
“My workshops are not designed to create poets. I am using poetry as a catalyst.”
The poet’s essays are winsome and articulate, wide-ranging and intellectually rigorous.
T. S. Eliot and the other modernist theologian-poets knew that artists are makers of worlds.
Jeremiah Webster charts a via negativa in verse.
We need faith, Wiman suggests, because poetry isn't enough.
James Crews's poetry is at once ecstatic, skeptical, and hopeful.
In the face of unprecedented assaults on planet Earth, what good is poetry?
Anya saw the world in colors.
The eccentric preacher's ideas hover between God's absolute otherness and God's self-revelation in Christ.
Smith is acutely aware of injustice and violence—and remarkably hopeful about the possibility of reconciliation.
In this anthology of poems selected by Wiman, joy comes in modest and unlikely guise.