Issue 96 is Online!
Our new issue features poets and scholars on hymns, an exclusive on theater art, and a new poem from Scott Cairns!
It is impossible to exchange even a few words with Trung Pham without being warmed by the depth of his sincerity. It emanates from his body, and from his body of work: paintings, sketches, and sculpture. Pham sees his work as healing witness to the “restless Vietnamese Americans who courageously withstood suffering and kept their faith, hope, and love alive.” And shouldn’t that be the purpose of art? To heal. To witness.
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of writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians: At a time in human history when religious faith is called not only out-of-date but malignant, why do you believe?
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.