Tag: Poetry

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    Welsh poet and Anglican priest R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) has been described as “a poet of the cross, the unanswered prayer, the bleak trek through darkness.” More

    April 20, 2011 | Comments

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    Writer Mary Karr says what struck her about Catholicism “wasn’t the grandeur of the Mass, it was the simple faith of the people” and “the carnality of the church. There was a body on the cross.” More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch much more of correspondent Judy Valente’s conversation with Mary Karr about God, prayer, poetry, and the Catholic faith. More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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    In a new book about inspirational poet Mattie Stepanek, who died in 2004, his mother Jeni writes about his short life and lasting legacy. More

    November 13, 2009 | Comments

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    An 11-year-old autistic girl writes poetry about her inner world. More

    October 16, 2009 | Comments

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    For many poets, believers and nonbelievers alike, it is possible to talk about the religious imagination they bring to apprehending reality and describing the world. Welsh Anglican priest and poet R.S. Thomas, for example, was one of the greatest poets of the absence of God.

    August 5, 2009 | Comments

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    At the memorial for the American dead of Vietnam, writes Lorrie Goldensohn, we meet as a community and are made to see that "we are always at one with the living and the dead."

    May 22, 2009 | Comments

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    An unstated Easter hope for eternal life runs through writer John Updike's work, from his famous early poem "Seven Stanzas at Easter" to "Endpoint," his final collection of poetry, published just a few months after his death.

    April 7, 2009 | Comments

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    A new biography of this Christ-haunted Victorian poet and Jesuit priest explores his relationship with the priesthood and explains the theological impulses that give his poems their meaning.

    March 20, 2009 | Comments

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    Walt Whitman believed himself a prophet and regarded Leaves of Grass as scripture. So did his many disciples.

    January 6, 2009 | Comments

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