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Poems from the Current Issue

Credo

By Víctor Rodríguez Núñez

Scale

By Chelsea Wagenaar

Uncomfortable Things

By Marilyn Nelson

The Clearing

By Lêdo Ivo

Labyrinth, Chartres

By Melissa Range

Christ in São Paulo

By Lêdo Ivo

Meditation on Soteriology

By Karen An-Hwei Lee

One Morning

By Jóanes Nielsen

Fool Plow

By Austin Segrest

Camp Meeting

By Marilyn Nelson

Meeting-House Fire

By Marilyn Nelson

Walking the Dog Last Night

By Jóanes Nielsen

Exile with Fox

By Chelsea Wagenaar

Walking to Emmaus

By Gerard Smyth

In the House of God

By Víctor Rodríguez Núñez

Advent

By Chelsea Wagenaar

Plowboy’s Bible

By Austin Segrest

The Madman’s Prayer

By Víctor Rodríguez Núñez

Poems from the Archive

A Bridge to Job

By Adonis

Full Thunder Moon

By Julie L. Moore

In the Beginning

By Daniel Tobin

Backyard Apotheosis

By Robert Cording

Raven

By Anya Krugovoy Silver

Canticle of the Sleeping Child

By Jennifer Atkinson

Holding Away the Dark

By Pádraig J. Daly

The Lord Spoke to the Fish

By Diane Glancy

Every Day I Touch Things

By Fleda Brown

Mary

By Pádraig J. Daly

Again to Port Soderick

By Robert Cording

Tenebrae

By Anya Krugovoy Silver

Nostalghia

By Jorge Esquinca

Lent

By Maurice Manning

Ash Wednesday, Unshowered

By Anya Krugovoy Silver

Scout’s Honor

By Christopher Howell

Psalm Ghazal I & II

By Joanna Solfrian

Hydrangea

By Tara Bray

Sigh in Silence

By Brian Doyle

Rain

By Tara Bray

Friend

By Christopher Howell

How Do You Market Prayers

By Roger Kamenetz

Cyprian Variations

By A.E. Stallings

Question for My Father

By William Wenthe

Articulation

By Scott Cairns

Venetian Villanelle

By Robert McNamara

Hive Boxes

By Megan Snyder-Camp

Houghton Lake

By Fleda Brown

El Cristo de Piedra

By Orlando Ricardo Menes

Rumspringa

By Becha J.R. Lachman

The Shadow-Cross

By Amit Majmudar

Repetition Compulsion

By Bruce Beasley

Annunciation

By Katharine Coles

Against the Light

By Jean Hollander

Topographies of Easter

By John Terpstra

Appeal to the Self

By Heather Sellers

Of Unicorns

By Garret Keizer

Between Prayer

By Cameron Alexander Lawrence

Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet

By Li-Young Lee 
Selected for The Best American Poetry 2016

Easter 2009

By Garret Keizer

Lacrimae Rerum

By Christopher Howell

After Love

By Robert Cording

The Moss Method

By Pattiann Rogers

A Request

By Brian Doyle

Kinds of Resistence

By Lisa WIlliams

Evolution

By Margaret Gibson

Impractical Part

By Lisa Ampleman

Bede’s Sparrow

By Robert Cording

Reflection Upon Psalm 121

By Christopher Howell

Beginnings Again

By Jerry Harp

Sharing a Painting

By Jeffrey Harrison

Advent

By Bruce Bond

Now I Lay Me Down

By Judith Sornberger

Easter Pantoum

By John Terpstra

Daybreak, Winter

By Betsy Sholl

Adjusting to Darkness

By Lisa Williams

Sardis

By Sarah Klassen

Bone Anthem

By John Blair

To Begin With

By Kathleen A. Wakefield

The Man in the Next Pew

By Kathleen A. Wakefield

Orchard

By Valerie Wohlfield

Absense Blooming

By Kristin George Bagdanov

Ars Cantana

By Carol Ann Davis

A Prayer for Home

By Bronwen Butter Newcott

Small Graces

By Mark Wagenaar

Smokers, Sunday Morning, 1975

By Bobby C. Rogers

Caldey

By Rowan Williams

The Field

By Robert Cording

Furta Sacra

By Lisa Russ Spaar

And If Jesus Asked You to Breakfast?

By Dana Littlepage Smith

Prayer with Rotohammer

By Joshua Robbins

Island as the End of the World

By Nicholas Samaras

Mixed Company

By Brett Foster

School

By Richard Jones

After

By Marjorie Stelmach

The Microbiome and the Boson

By Kathleen L. Housley

Liturgy of the Hours

By William Kelley Woolfitt

My Mother’s Visit

By Richard Jones

On Lazarus, Weeks Before Her Death

By Bronwen Butter Newcott

Poem in July

By Carrie Fountain

Orchard

By Valerie Wohlfield

Just Time

By Li-Young Lee

Orange and Spices

By John Terpstra

Cloudless

By Christopher Howell

Cross of Nails

By Bruce Bond

Three Roses

By Anya Krugovoy Silver

Night and Chaos

By Mario Chard

In the Beginning Was the Word

By Jeanne Murray Walker

Middle Distance, Morning

By Margaret Gibson

Prodigal Body

By Judith Kunst

Enormous Holdings

By Alice Friman

Icon of an Unknown Spirit

By Cameron Alexander Lawrence

Byzantine Gold

By Derrick Austin

The Offices

By Andrew Hudgins

Altricial

By Amy McMann

Elegy for a Microbe Hunter

By Kathleen L. Housley

Return to the Beginning

By Jeanne Murray Walker

You Couldn't Believe as I Did

By Judith Sornberger

The Key

By Alice Friman

Theodicy after City of God

By Joshua Robbins

Irenology

By Karen An-Hwei Lee

March: Saint John the Divine

By Elizabeth Spires

Temple Tomb

By Lisa Russ Spaar

By Other Names

By Anya Krugovoy Silver

Anti-poetics

By Peter Cooley

Ex Nihilo, Then Us

By Robert McNamara

Meditation on the Evangelista

By Karen An-Hwei Lee

A Good Death

By Margaret Gibson

Name and Nature

By John F. Deane

The Egret Tree

By Claude Wilkinson

Psalm for the Lost

By Paul Mariani
Selected for The Best American Poetry 2016

Syllable Nutshell

By Stephen Cushman

Salt Wife

By Amy McMann

Temple Gaudete

By Lisa Russ Spaar
Awarded a 2016 Pushcart Prize

Deus ex Machina

By Win Bassett

Poverty

By Robert Cording

The Grackles

By Betsy Sholl

Postscript

By Lise Goett

Being the Song

By Jeff Gundy

Our Royalty

By Philip Terman

June

By Carrie Fountain

The Sea Here, Teaching Me

By Moira Linehan

La Cicada Familia

By Daniel Tobin

Coming into the Kingdom

By Christian Wiman

The Fruit Thereof

By Stephen Cushman

Deus ex Machina

By Claude Wilkinson

Blessing

By Margaret Gibson

Tiny Fish

By Fleda Brown

The Open Window

By Paul Mariani

More Strange

By Kristin George Bagdanov

Lascaux

By Graham Hillard

She Waits

By Dan Bellm

Radiant Energy

By Roger Kamenetz

Quantam Theory

By Victoria Kelly

Rothko

By B.H. Fairchild

Love’s Last

By Christian Wiman 

New Year, Good Work

By John Terpstra

Cellar Door

By Marjorie Stelmach

Forgiveness

By Richard Michelson

Homily

By Todd Davis

A True Story

By Jennifer Maier

The Track in the Wilderness

By Javier Sicilia

Sabbath

By Dan Bellm

Shortnin’ Bread

By Dick Allen

Sunday: Day of Rest

By Becha J.R. Lachman

Monday: Peach

By Becha J.R. Lachman

Tuesday: Rhubarb, Lattice Crust

By Becha J.R. Lachman

Death Room, Fort Scott, 1949

By Claude Wilkinson

Rare Sighting

By Michael Symmons oberts

Hymn

By Jason Myers

A Christmas Story

By Robert Cording

Ya-Quddus

By Anya Krugovoy Silver

Canticle of Want

By Marjorie Stelmach

Broken Cup

By Margaret Gibson

Tongue Is the Pen

By Brett Foster

My Mother in Conneticut

By Daniel Donaghy

The Mole

By Christian Wiman

Creed in the Santa Ana Winds

By Bronwen Butter Newcott

Domestica

By Amy Newman

The Manifestation

By Richard Jones

Reading George Herbert

By Robert Cording

Apologia

By Jill Alexander Essbaum

Forgiveness IV

By Karen An-Hwei Lee

Bewilder

By Katharine Coles

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