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.
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."
“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.
“How to Do Nothing” [villanelle poem]
Check out my latest poem "How to Do Nothing," which is a villanelle. I also offer an explanation of how villanelles work, as well as famous examples of this dance-like poety form.
“After I Close a Beloved Book” [poem]
Check out my new poem, "After I Close a Beloved Book." I'd love to hear what you think! 🙂
“A Lullaby Patchwork Quilt” [cento poem]
Check out my cento poem "A Lullaby Patchwork Quilt," as well as an explanation (and contemporary examples) of the cento form.
“Autobiography of an Origami Lantern” [poem]
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.