My friend and colleague Julia Rocchi considers crucial questions regarding the relationship between poetry and prayer.
“Why I Write Poetry” [guest poem and commentary]
In both verse and prose, my friend and colleague Ginge Sivigny shares why she writes poetry.
In Search of the Ineffable: A Review of The Trees Witness Everything, by Victoria Chang [book review]
Check out my recent book review for "The Trees Witness Everything" by Victoria Chang, whose poetry offers a thrilling pursuit of what cannot be described.
Perichoresis: Divine Choreography [poem, and “scattershot” form commentary]
Check out my poem "Perichoresis: Divine Choreography," including commentary on the word "perichoresis," and the form I use in this poem, which I'm calling "scattershot."
New Resource: How to Publish Poetry in Lit Mags & Journals
Have some poetry you want to publish, but unsure where (or how)? Check out this webinar I'm offering next month. All $20+ tickets (regardless of attendance) will receive a detailed guide after the event.
Poems that Tell Stories: Author Meg Eden, & Her New Novel in Verse [interview]
What's a novel in verse, and why are they growing in popularity? Check out this interview with author Meg Eden about her own new novel in verse to learn more.
God & Money: A Prayer
What does our faith have to say about money? And how can we respond with hope and truth to growing inequalities in our world? This prayer (and commentary) offer one way forward.
“A Blessing for My Neighbor Jim” [poem]
Check out my new poem, "A Blessing for My Neighbor Jim."
Why the Stakes are High: Poetry, the Bible, & the Slaughter of the Innocents [commentary & sonnet]
How does poetry impact our spiritual formation, as well as our ability to read the Bible? The challenging text of the slaughter of the innocents in Matthew 2 offers a powerful case study.
“Etymology of the Word ‘Parable'” [contest-winning cinquain poem]
I'm thrilled to announce that my poem, "Etymology of the Word 'Parable,'" has won the 2022 WWPH Writes the Holidays Contest :). Check out my poem, and an explanation of its form, here.