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Essays, poetry, short stories,
and visual art for the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter.

Anselm Kiefer. Ash Flower, 1983–97
Oil, emulsion, acrylic paint, clay, ash, earth, and dried sunflower on canvas. 149¾ x 299¼ inches. Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, gift of the Burnett Foundation in honor of Michael Auping

Featured in Issue 77.


Ash Wednesday, Unshowered

Anya Krugovoy Silver


Maurice Manning

Lent: Deformed Pussy Willow

Anya Krugovoy Silver

Lenten Complaint

Scott Cairns

Larry Racioppo. Tin Knocker’s Toolbox, 1995. Gold Street, Manhattan.
16 X 20 inches. 35mm color negative.

Featured in Issue 51.

Alfonse Borysewicz, Hive, 70 x 50", 2010-2019, Oil & Wax on Linen with Gold Leaf

Featured in Issue 32.

Short Stories


Lindsey Griffin

Give Dust a Tongue

John F. Deane

Georges Rouault. The Crucifixion, 1936. Aquatint, roulette, and drypoint over heliogravure. 26 ¼ x 20 ½ inches. Collection of Robert and Sandra Bowden.

Featured in Issue 67.

Personal Reflections from Good Letters

Jeffrey Mongrain. Blood Pool, 2006. Plexiglas. 47 x 88 x ¼ inches. Saint Peter’s Church, Columbia, South Carolina.

Read more in Gordon Fuglie’s essay, “Jeffrey Mongrain: An Iconography of Eloquence.”

Personal Reflections from Good Letters

Hunger Moon

Katrina Vandenberg

Poetry in a Season of Lament

Sarah Arthur, Dick Allen, and Amit Majmudar

Thawing at the Edges

Christiana N. Peterson

Marc Quinn. Eternal Spring (Lilies) I, 1998. Stainless steel, glass, frozen silicon, lilies, and refrigeration equipment. 87 x 35 x 35 inches.

Featured in Issue 69.

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