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Issue 45

Jeanne Murray Walker writes about what playwrights owe to actors; Gregory Wolfe investigates the impact of Fr. Luigi Guissani’s life; and Thomas Lynch redesigns his house a century after his grandfather’s grandfather moved in. With poetry by Linda Hogan and Jason Gray; a conversation with Canadian poet Margaret Avison; Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead and Wendell Berry’s Hannah Coulter under review; and more.

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Issue 40

A conversation with author Dan Wakefield; fiction by Robert Olen Butler and Ingrid Hill; and featuring Theodore L. Prescott in art and essay. Plus, poetry John Leax, Martha Serpas, and Davide Rondoni; photographs by David Herwaldt; an essay by Jeanne Murray Walker; and more.

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Issue 34

A conversation with Richard Rodriguez; Jeanne Murray Walker explores the work of Alice Munro; and Gregory Wolfe writes about Thomas Kinkade and American sentimentality. With poems by Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Gray Jacobik, and Heather Burns; the paintings of Meltem Aktas; Bo Caldwell in review; and more.

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Issue 33

A conversation with Mark Jarman; poetry by Mary Oliver, Jennifer Maier, Jeanne Murray Walker, and Neil Azevedo; and Bret Lott on the diminishing returns of irony. Plus, fiction by R.J. Wiebe and Janice Lee; a profile on Tobi Kahn and the art of Ginger Geyer; and more.

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Issue 30

With essays by Hwee Hwee Tan, Denis Donoghue, and Jeanne Murray Walker; a conversation with National Book Award-winner Lloyd Alexander; and the “weirdness of modern faith” as portrayed by Melissa Weinman. Plus, poetry by Margaret Avison, Kelly Le Fave, Catherine Sasanov, and Roger Williams; fiction by David McGlynn; and more.

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Issue 20

Editorial statement by Ronald Austin on the secular and religious in film, as well as an essay on violence in film; a short story on orthodoxy and film by Ira Gold; a screenplay adapted from novel “Fluties” by Diane Glancy; snippets of humanity in two poems by Jeanne Murray Walker; and a symposium on films which impact our spirituality in the opinion of Kathleen Norris, Sven Birkets, Edward Asner, and more.

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Poetry Friday: “The Years Were Patient with Me”

By Jeanne Murray WalkerApril 20, 2018

I love this poem because it mirrors the passing of time, patiently guiding readers through the speaker’s perspectives on truth. The structure of the poem resembles a list, providing four metaphors for how truth moves in the world. The poem’s relationship with truth is a relationship characterized by time and movement. Even before we reach…

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A Conversation with Marilyn Nelson: Part 2

By Jeanne Murray WalkerFebruary 20, 2018

Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of twelve books and three chapbooks. Her honors include two NEA creative writing fellowships, the 1990 Connecticut Arts Award, an A.C.L.S. Contemplative Practices Fellowship, a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, a fellowship from the J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, three honorary doctorates, and the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the…

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A Conversation with Marilyn Nelson: Part 1

By Jeanne Murray WalkerFebruary 19, 2018

The daughter of a Tuskegee Airman and a teacher, Marilyn Nelson was brought up primarily on military bases and started writing while still in elementary school. She earned her BA from the University of California, Davis, and holds postgraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (MA, 1970) and the University of Minnesota (PhD, 1979). Her long…

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Interviews in Image Joy Kogawa Interviewed by Arthur Boers Marilyn Nelson Interviewed by Jeanne Murray Walker Barbara Brown Taylor Interviewed by Isaac Anderson Lauren F. Winner Interviewed by Mary Kenagy Mitchell David Adams Richards Interviewed by Mary Kenagy Mitchell Margaret Gibson Interviewed by Edward A. Dougherty George Saunders Interviewed by W. Brett Wiley Robert Clark Interviewed by Kelly Foster…

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