Winter/Spring 2012 (Vol. 40, Nos. 1 & 2)


Winter/Spring 2012 (Vol. 40, Nos. 1 & 2)

Home to the Ever-House by Susan Lloyd McGarry

Marigolds in My Mouth by Kazim Ali
Perhaps we need to be “unhomed” from our own bodies, understandings, or languages.
Tribal Poetry, the Beat of Yemen by Steven C. Caton
Tribal poetry in Yemen is a living, dynamic form.
Cries of the World by Marilyn Sewell
The feminine principle is needed now more than ever.
Embracing Moments and Memories by Claudia Ann Highbaugh
Poetry shows us how to live, and how to remember.

First Poetry Portfolio "Three Mornings and Runner" by Jane Hirshfield, "From Stations of the Cross" by Timothy Victor Richardson, and "Faith Healing" by Rafael Campo.
By Love We Are Led to God by Christian Wiman
We must embrace the most important engagements God offers us, even though they will happen in unlikely places and with unlikely people.
Second Poetry Portfolio "It’s Good to Sit Down with a Racist Every Now and Then" by Naomi Shihab Nye, "Other Elements" by John Canaday, "First Song of the Tiruvaymoli" translated from the Tamil by Archana Venkatesan and Francis X. Clooney, S.J., and "nefesh" by Jennifer Barber.
Making Peace with Imperfection by Pamela Greenberg
A translator of the Psalms shares her struggle to respect the original text, while rendering a version that is relevant to contemporary spiritual seekers.
Third Poetry Portfolio "Hidden Hearing" by Li-Young Lee, Two poems by Olvido García Valdés translated from the Spanish by Catherine Hammond, Two poems by Elizabeth Robinson, and "From Winter" by Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell
Rhythms of Dying, of Living by Robert R. Desjarlais
Yolmo rituals around death and mourning entail a soothing, sonorous “poetics of guidance” that allows people to help one another through life’s toughest transitions.

In Review:
'Nox,' or the Muteness of Things by Charles M. Stang
Anne Carson’s Nox
Into the Infinite Together by Stephanie Paulsell
Patti Smith’s Just Kids
Thin Wings by Amy Hollywood
Susan Howe’s That This
Listen Children by Major Jackson
Lucille Clifton believed in writing as a spiritual act to hone the self.
The Wordsmith’s Two-Edged Power by Peter Boumgarden
Don Draper uses words to shape reality in Mad Men.

See also: Past Issue