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Issue 90

Featuring Sedrick Huckaby’s loving, monumental portraits of his family and neighbors in Fort Worth. Morgan Meis considers the provocative installation art of confessional British superstar Tracey Emin, whose beds, tents, quilts, and fabric art conceal a warm heart under a prickly exterior. Camellia Freeman reads Ta-Nehisi Coates, Maggie Nelson, and Christina Crosby, and considers what Christians can learn from atheists. In fiction: Uzbek writer Hamid Ismailov’s fable about a holy man and a mermaid, and Valerie Sayers’s story spanning the decades between Black Power and Black Lives Matter—from the point of view of a sleepy lowcountry town. Jonathan McGregor remembers his youthful exploration of the Internet, his ensuing love of Kierkegaard, and how it grew. Martha Park considers electrocution and the pursuit of holiness in Tennessee. Hugh Cook interviews Canadian Mennonite novelist and First Nations advocate Rudy Wiebe. Work in translation supported by a grant from the NEA.

The Patron Saint of Losers


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Prayer to the Holy Louse


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Roman Charity


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After Hearing That a Friend Visiting Israel for the First Time Asked Her Private Tour Guide, “Where Is the Garden of Eden?”


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[You bind my hands with saliva]


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Atheist Bodies


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Field


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[A soft, slow smell rises up]


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The Dervish and the Mermaid


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Web Exclusive: A Love Supreme: The Surprising Art of Sedrick Huckaby


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Some Small Bone


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The Death of Barabbas


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Tidal Wave


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Glowworm


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The Wolf of Gubbio


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Fighting Fish


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Every One Such as I


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Manual for the Would-Be Saint


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[Honey lives only]


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At Heaven’s Rim


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Ecstatic Dislocation: The Art of Sedrick Huckaby


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double exposure of the top of a verdant green tree branching onto a pale blue sky, overlaid with a photo of five-petaled white flowers in a cluster on top.

Imagineer of Variety


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The Empty Bed: Tracey Emin and the Persistent Self


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The Assumption of Miriam from a Winter Street, 1942


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Go Gentle


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A Conversation with Rudy Wiebe


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Pont des Arts


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Salt of Sodom


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The Thorn and the Heart: Anxiety, Irony, and Faith


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Prodigal


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Father Rodney


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The Charged World


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are you my god


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[Do you remember the seraphim]


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