Monthly Archives: February 2012

An Invitation to non-readers of poetry.

I don’t want to make too much of this, but because poetry in general scares the bejesus out of me—with its slow lyricism and lofty attention to the minutia—Billy Collin’s poem “Gold” made me feel like I was invited into … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Philips (or, What is Spiritual Writing, Part 2)

You have to wonder if Philip Zaleski regrets asking Philip Yancey to write the introduction to The Best Spiritual Writing 2012. I can only assume that Philip Z. knew enough about Philip Y. to trust him to write the introduction. … Continue reading

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Toward a working definition of “Spiritual Writing”

Spiritual Writing, especially in the days of deconstructionism, must first be defined if we are going to have a conversation about it. There is something to the challenge of pinning down a fixed definition of any word, particularly a religious … Continue reading

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Best Spiritual Writing 2012 – Schedule

Hi, everyone. Sarah and I (Jenna) are happy to be your spiritual guides — um, we mean hosts — for this discussion of the Best Spiritual Writing 2012 anthology. We thought we’d offer up a loose schedule of when we’ll … Continue reading

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Best Spiritual Writing 2012

After a wonderful, engaging discussion of The Best American Essays 2012, I turn the reins over to the ethereal and spunky Jenna McGuiggan and Sarah Braud (I won’t say which is which), who will lead discussion on The Best Spiritual … Continue reading

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