Cortney Lamar Charleston

Charleston is poet who holds up mirrors, turning back to his readers a truth that cannot be overstated: that there is a difference between witness and spectacle, and that Black bodies are not merely, or only this—bodies—however much America’s pathology of anti-blackness would have us all believe that if you are Black, you have no soul, and since you have no soul, your body is public domain and the powers that be can do what they like with it.

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Maya Angelou’s Caged Bird and Me

| Aug 15, 2018

Marital Anger and Icelandic Rock Spirits

| Aug 14, 2018

A Conversation with Welcome Wagon’s Vito Aiuto, Part 3

| Aug 13, 2018

A Conversation with Welcome Wagon’s Vito Aiuto, Part 2

| Aug 9, 2018

A Conversation with Welcome Wagon’s Vito Aiuto, Part 1

| Aug 8, 2018

Here Is Where We Wait

| Aug 7, 2018

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Shoemaker in Fallujah


The Flies and the Scorpion


Rusted Chain


Mappamundi Ouroboros




Twenty-First Century Lines


Inherited but never Inhabited

Judith Rock ponders exile and her family history.


Allison Backous tracks the cycle of family history and chronicles her exodus.

The Ring

Lee Haupt unearths the scars of her family history.

Lord God Bird

Isaac Anderson reflects on the intermittence of experiencing God.
Best American Essays
Honorable Mention 2013

Love Letters

Lee Isaac Chung on Hollywood’s American dream as seen through the eyes of Korean immigrants.

The Many-Voiced God

Tyler McCabe on the family television and telling and untelling stories.

The Cloud of Unknowing

Kevin Honold ponders probation and frames his existence through migration and the words of an anonymous fourteenth century English priest.

Into Deep Waters

Laura Bramon Good frames her musings on the body through pregnancy and her aging grandmother.

How Do You Market Prayers?




The Key




The Sea Here, Teaching Me




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Evolution and the Imago Dei

Explore the intersection of faith, science, and art.


“Not since O’Connor’s Mystery and Manners has there been such bracing insight on the pile-up where art and faith collide.”

—Annie Dillard 

The Landscape of Art & Faith

What is the contemporary literary climate like for writers of faith? How will they fare in the future?

Why Believe in God?

We put it to a group of writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians: At a time in human history when religious faith is called not only out-of-date but malignant, why do you believe?

The Word-Soaked World: Troubling the Lexicon of Art & Faith

This collection of short essays demonstrates the push-pull relationship believing artists have with words: We are in pursuit of a God who is revealed through the poetry of the oldest Psalms, but whose true name is impossible to pronounce.

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