Where Poetry Ends and Prayer Begins, Christian Wiman’s _My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer_

In short, My Bright Abyss is structured loosely as short prose entries, which include Wiman’s poetry and the poetry of other poets, and his life experiences nested together as expressions of his thoughts on religion.

A Book of Thinking and Thanking: Denise Levertov’s Life In The Forest

I want to tell all the world they should read Denise Levertov’s Life In The Forest, however, it is present in my mind that there is an acute bias when it comes to poetry. It occurs to me that poetry either evokes fear; sometimes even hostility or as a counter to such hostile reactions it […]

MY MOON SELF: a spiritual memoir through poetry by Philomena Moriarty

As I flipped through the pages of My Moon Self I glimpsed traces of my own spiritual journey, beginning with Catholicism and leading straight to Buddhism.  Although I decided to return to Catholicism, the author, Philomena Moriarty, clearly did not make any returns to one or the other, but rather works with poetry as a […]