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Issue 59

A conversation with poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch; Daniel Siedell considers modern art for modern Christians; Gregory Wolfe seeks parallels between the Renaissance and today; and Kathleen Norris meets the noonday demon. With poems by Khaled Mattawa, Lia Purpura, Amit Majmudar, and Tara Bray; fiction by Thea Swanson and Bruce McAllister; and more.

black and white image of a heron in midflight, wings floating above them

Japanese Wall Hanging


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A Man Gone to Time, A Woman Crucified


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Apologia


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Active Sight: Vija Celmins and Jackson Pollock from Pictorialism to Perception


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Rain


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Sun and Stone


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upward v of birds in a pale blue sky; film; scratched.

A Prayer


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Giotto’s Ratio


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image of fish bones on sand, stones, and fish skin.

Underwhelmed


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a blurry hand holding a blurry photo of the sea against a pale sea gray with hints of blue sky

Answers from the Whirlwind


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close up image of an old motorcycle propped up in grass, with a man with his hands in his pockets standing behind it, and two men far off in the left hand corner of the frame looking away.

Stuck in Crafts


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image of a walkway flanked by tall trees that cast their shadow on the ground, old and ornate looking stone houses stand sternly behind the row of trees.

Quo Vadis?


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Web Exclusive: A Conversation with Dan Siedell


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a painting of crashing waves against the shore with a yellow sky

An Icon from the Flood


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A Conversation with Thomas Lynch


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the fuzzy and blurry insides of a living room, featuring a warm wood bookshelf filled in the upper shelves with books, a floor lamp, the top of a chair, and a wall with one large framed photo and three smaller framed photos.

Fall


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painting of three farm workers in a field, in front of a large castle.

The Hours


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image of a large crack in pale and soft looking warmish concrete

Bone Box


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close up image of the back of a father and his child's head. the child has very fuzzy hair.

Border Report


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grass and wheat on the side of a creek, very green and yellow image

Born, Again and Again


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image of a bed with a pillow thrown on it, a spot of sun hitting the wooden bed frame.

Brought Back


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abstract green image with whitish and blue paint; very textured painting, looks maybe like seashore.

Psyche, Soul, and Muse


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heavy overhanging curtains over a window illuminated by the sun shining through them.

Psalm as Frustration I Can Live With


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abstract red and orange painting, done in large and commanding brushstrokes

Unapologetic Visibility


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Altars to the Unknown God: Modern Art for Modern Christians


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very close up image of a flower, white fuzz and purple tips

The Psalm of Then


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image of a telephone line and a blue sky overlaid an image of a flower half in bud

Bedtime Reading for the Unborn Child


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two girls sitting outside a cabin in the summertime, near a large flowering tree and in front of a lake.

Boy in a Blue Sweatshirt


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a row of hanging masks

The Psalm of Your Face


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blurry pink and white blossoms moving in the wind.

Lullaby for the Aborted Child


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