Jeffrey Johnson is pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Wayland, Massachusetts, and editor of Stars Shall Bend Their Voices: Poets’ Favorite Hymns and Spiritual Songs, published by Orison Books.
The voices of American poets
Edward Hirsch’s labor of love celebrates centuries of American verse, from Anne Bradstreet to Joy Harjo.
by Jeffrey Johnson March 16, 2023
Joy Harjo gives words to the poet warriors who were her ancestors
The Indigenous writer’s new memoir understands memory as counsel and ritual as the potency of love.
by Jeffrey Johnson June 9, 2022
The mirror world under the sea
Millions of unknown species in our oceans inhabit a universe of storytelling and dreaming.
by Jeffrey Johnson April 4, 2022
Why do we write and read poetry?
For both Paul Mariani and Mark Jarman, the mystery is theological.
by Jeffrey Johnson December 31, 2020
The woman who haunts the book of Job
In Diane Glancy’s poetry and prose, the cries of Native Americans echo the laments of Job’s wife.
by Jeffrey Johnson October 29, 2020
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