Poet Christian Wiman’s ‘Every Riven Thing’

BY Margaret Myers  November 18, 2010 at 3:35 PM EST

Christian Wiman’s new collection of poetry, Every Riven Thing, is filled with powerfully profound poems, many of which are deeply personal. He had taken a break from writing poetry for a few years, but a recent diagnosis of a rare cancer helped propel Wiman’s pen back to the page.

Wiman has written two previous books of poetry and has served as editor of Poetry magazine since 2003. (For the record, the Poetry Foundation, which publishes Poetry, also provides the support for the NewsHour’s Poetry Series.)

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