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Anya Silver

Anya Silver’s poetry belongs to the ancient tradition of meditation on the name of God—not as a way of containing and owning God, but as a way of entering into communion. Her work is pervaded by a longing for the divine that is at once specifically located in small, ordinary things, and deeply mystical. Alive…

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Poetry Friday: Raven

By Anya SilverAugust 17, 2018

Poet Anya Krugovoy Silver passed away on Monday, August 6, in Macon, Georgia, at forty-nine. Image was honored to print a number of her poems over the years, and we are all grieving this loss. In the words of her friend, the poet Tania Runyan: Anya didn’t want to be a hero or a fighter.…

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Poetry Friday: “The Name of God”

By Anya SilverOctober 20, 2017

In Scripture, “the name of God” equals “the power of God.” Think of Jesus saying, in John’s Gospel, “I will do whatever you ask in my name” (14: 13-14). What Anya Silver does in this poem is invent a litany of extraordinary images for her personal relation to the name of God. She longs to…

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Feeding On Light

By Amy Newman Book Review

Entering the House of Awe By Susanna Childress New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2011 The Ninety-Third Name of God By Anya Krugovoy Silver Louisiana State University Press, 2010 Sky Burial By Dana Levin Copper Canyon Press, 2011   IT’S CERTAIN there is no fine thing / Since Adam’s fall but needs much labouring,” writes Yeats…

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Poetry Friday: “The Burned Butterfly”

By Anya SilverOctober 5, 2018

My oldest daughter’s was gifted a butterfly garden for her 3rd birthday. We watched the six larvae plump up. Then each formed a chrysalis and after a few weeks all emerged as beautiful, painted lady butterflies. We fed them watermelon and pineapple and when the day came for release, I wasn’t sure my daughter would…

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Poetry Friday: “Russian Bell”

By Anya SilverSeptember 8, 2017

In this stirring poem by Anya Silver, the bell becomes a blueprint. First, the bell shape is transposed on her own body dangling freely in the “arc and blur” of a rope swing. Then, it becomes her open mouth and uvula. And, finally, we see the heart as a shattered peony (“unpeeling, pealing”) dropping petals…

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Issue 88

International fiction by Adonis and Yossel Birstein, and poetry by Jorge Esquinca; Minister Nate Klug on the intersection of ministry and poetry; and an interview with the acclaimed writer George Saunders on his evolving faith journey. Plus, Gregory Wolfe shares his influential encounters with Annie Dillard; Molly McCully Brown sheds light on shadows of doubt in her personal essay; and Lauren F. Winner reviews new works by Aviya Kushner and Carol Harrison. With poetry by Anya Krugovoy Silver, Pádraig J. Daly, Robert Cording, and more.

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Poetry Friday: “Tenebrae”

By Anya Krugovoy SilverJune 17, 2016

This is a dark poem, raising a profound question about suffering. Its title, “Tenebrae,” is in fact the Latin word for “darkness”; and its setting is Holy Week, when we follow Jesus’ suffering and death. The poem’s first six lines paint in painful detail the immense suffering of a particular woman known to the poet.…

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Issue 88

$12.00Add to cart Digital Issue $10 Issue 88 International fiction by Adonis and Yossel Birstein, and poetry by Jorge Esquinca; Minister Nate Klug on the intersection of ministry and poetry; and an interview with the acclaimed writer George Saunders on his evolving faith journey. Plus, Gregory Wolfe shares his influential encounters with Annie Dillard; Molly McCully Brown sheds…

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Issue 79

$12.00Read more Digital Issue $10 Issue 79 New fiction by Mary Gordon and Susanna Childress; Bill Coyle on listening to Leonard Cohen; poems by B.H. Fairchild and Anya Krugovoy Silver; and a conversation with poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf. Plus, Gregory Wolfe enters the intellectual ring with Dana Gioia as they ask, are there any good…

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