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Issue 61

Melissa Pritchard’s fiction focuses on the life of a holy fool; Sara Zarr remembers the Jesus Movement; and Marilyn Nelson writes that “contemplative life has no frontiers.” With poems by Floyd Skloot, Jill Peláez Baumgaerter, Amy Newman, and Hannah Faith Notess; a conversation with Madeline DeFrees; an essay by pastor Debbie Blue; an in-depth look at the art of Jerzy Nowosielski; and more.

The Tragic Sense of Life


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image of a field and a yellow sky and a burst of sunlight in a blurry, motion-fraught circle from a spinning camera.

Pelagia, Holy Fool


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image of long skinny river boat in the nighttime, the sky and water are a deep dark purple blue that blends into each other. the boat is lit by two small pockets of light, candles perhaps, one held by a man at the prow of the boat. his reflection and the reflection of the light in his hand glimmers in the water.

The Contemplative Life


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Interior of a house, a table and chair illuminated against a yellow blind behind it.

Thoughts from Port Royal, Kentucky


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image looking into the uppermost branches of a sparse apple tree. round apples hang lopsidedly and haphazardly on different branches. a hand reaches in to grab one.

Prodigal Ghazal


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green murky image that look slightly metallic and/or as if it were shot through a green windowshield, looks at a hill crested with thick trees

For a Birthday and Wedding Anniversary, Two Days Apart


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Acquainted with the Night: The Art of Jerzy Nowosielski


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early morning light against a wall and a lamp with a wide shade. the room is yellow and gold and warm.

Thomas Hardy in Oregon, Summer 2007


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a shot high up overlooking cliffs and the waterfront down below. land is like a slanted curving line across the center of the frame. the clouds are pink and wan and streak into the sky.

At Land’s End


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image of white moon in pale blue sky, seen through a round circle rimming the edges of the frame.

Mosque


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texture of an old cookie sheet

Working in Metal


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five doves in flight against a pale eggshell sky.

Mourning Doves


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old art deco gas station in little havens.

The Dawning


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Portraits of the Sonata


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Indoor shot of a window with the shades partially drawn showing a mellow green light from the outside.

Teach Us to Pray


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purple and velvety textures on dark background.

When the Dove Flew Overhead


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image of a person looking over a sunset with a flower from another shot of film over their face. they are turned away.

Argument in Memoriam


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Snow before Sleep: A Reflection in Winter


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A Conversation with Madeline DeFrees


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a gathering of people, mostly women, holding children and by balloons, in pastel colors. they are all facing away. there is a large crowd.

Who Is My Mother, Who Are My Brothers?


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Night Vision: Jacques Maritain and the Meaning of Art


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Daret Jacques Visitation painting.

To an Old Calendar of Paintings of the Blessed Virgin


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woman holding a baby. You can only see her chin and mouth and the baby in her arms. the baby is looking towards the camera.

Dinka Bible


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Field Trip


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blurry image of a house

Making It Strange


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Web Exclusive: A Conversation with Melissa Pritchard


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The side of an old building with windows with shutters, streaked with afternoon sunlight.

Fauré in Paris, 1924


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blurry silhouette of person against blurry trees and pale sky.

War Metaphysics for a Sudanese Girl


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