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Down to earth
For philosopher Costica Bradatan, failure delivers self-knowledge in a way that success cannot.
Knitting with Simone Weil
The philosopher’s call to attention reminds me I’m making a difference.
by Alejandra Oliva
For Simone Weil, philosophy was not merely academic
Robert Zaretsky offers a vivid picture of how truth telling made Weil’s life complicated.
by Charles Scriven
The receptive, reflective act of paying attention
For Simone Weil, paying attention means asking, ”What are you going through?”
by Peter W. Marty
Ted Kooser’s poetry of the Great Plains resonates across the world
The beloved American poet lifts the everyday into the realm of the transcendent.
by James Crews
Simone and André the obscure
The Weil siblings and the dense worlds of their minds
by Olivia Bustion
How is it that the poems of a 17th-century aristocrat still resonate with us?
by Richard Lischer
Almost any page of this collection yields the precise puzzling haunting music of Dillard’s mind at work.
by Brian Doyle
This collection is suffused with one of poetry’s most fundamental aims: making meaning out of suffering and loss.
by Anya Silver