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Poetry Friday (on Sunday)

Today’s Best Spiritual Writing 2012 selection is a poem by Betsy Sholl, “Pears, Unstolen” which first appeared in Image Journal. Listen along to the poem read by Laura Mieko: http://soundcloud.com/lauramieko/pears-unstolen-betsy-scholl

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“Apparitions & Visitations” by Paul Myers (AKA: Good Ghost Stories to Tell at Your Next Slumber Party)

“Apparitions & Visitations” was perhaps one of my favorite in the collection of spiritual writing. I think it was the litany of concisely summarized moments of supernatural events that made the writing so appealing to me. Or it may just … Continue reading

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Spirituality, Place, and Labels

“What It Is That Feeds Us” by BK Loren is the shortest essay in the collection of BSW 2012 and one of my favorites. When I turned the page and saw that Loren’s piece ended about a quarter of the … Continue reading

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Two Poems

It’s “Poetry Friday,” one day late. No commentary, just a moment to pause and take in the words of two poets featured in the anthology. The Search Kat Farrell But then the moon comes up after all and with a … Continue reading

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Shh… It’s quiet in here.

Sarah and I have been joking about our  “book club of two” since it’s been pretty quiet around here. I know there are at least a few of you lurking in the shadows, and we appreciate you reading along. This … Continue reading

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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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