Category Archives: Poetry

My preferential option

There was a time in my childhood when I just assumed that there was a nameless “they” who somehow would “not let you print” dirty words. I don’t recall what words I thought were dirty enough to fall under the … Continue reading

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Why teach poetry?

Most Westerners today are freer, safer, and more prosperous than at any previous point in history. What we aren’t is more thoughtful. This is the age of superficiality. … Consider Time Magazine and the online archive of its covers. In … Continue reading

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Should a fascist poet be no-platformed?

W.H. Auden helped change Bennett Cerf’s mind about Ezra Pound. Continue reading

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Clips and comments, 1/22/19

Burying the dead, When Death Comes, Death of Christian Culture … I’m really not death-obsessed. It just happened. Continue reading

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Rediscovering imaginary Mary

It’s Advent, drawing nigh to Christmas, so religion writers turn in desperation for new angles, giving this fan of the old angles an occasional case of the heebie-jeebies. For instance, there’s something weird and a little creepy about Evangelicals trying … Continue reading

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Potpourri, 12/14/18

Variety, including explicit politics at the end. Continue reading

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Potpourri, 11/15/18

1 I never really kissed dating goodbye as a teenager in the mid-2000s — to be honest, I was pretty late in kissing it hello. But like many who were brought up in contact with evangelical culture, I absorbed its … Continue reading

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Observations on Orthodoxy

Poet Scott Cairns reflects on Orthodoxy. Continue reading

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The Hermetic Decalogue

If he would leave the self alone, Apollo’s welcome to the throne, Fasces and falcons; He loves to rule, has always done it; The earth would soon, did Hermes run it, Be like the Balkans. But jealous of our god … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day

Rod Dreher has asked readers to submit favorite poems in honor of World Poetry Day. No poem has revolutionized my life, but I enjoy poetry more and more as I grow older. Like most art forms, it seems to do … Continue reading

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