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.
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.
Check out my new poem "Autobiography of an Origami Lantern," a poem whose insights surprised me after I gave myself permission to play with origami earlier this year.
Check out my verse paragraph poem "Cabin Fever Compels Me to Bike to the Anacostia River," along with an explanation of the verse paragraph form, some famous contemporary examples, and a verse paragraph writing prompt!
Check out my new poem "A Turn in the River," and learn about the ancient (and Biblical!) poetic form known as chiasm.
As guest contributor Darcy Wiley notes, "Poetry may not solve problems, but it often de-centers them, bending toward small creatures and hidden moments."
"Unweaving the Veil" celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation. I'd argue it's also a poem about deconstruction.
God spoke to me, and surprised me, through my own words as well as the words of a colleague this past week.
Check out this Advent pandemic poem, which is one of my attempts at putting the past two years into words.
Many of us are quite preoccupied this week with holiday preparations. Yet I imagine many of us also yearn for some quiet space in the New Year for reflection. Haiku is a perfect form for this practice. Read on to learn more.