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The Possibility of an Evangelical Poet, Part Two

Editor’s Note: If you missed Part One of Ryan Harper’s article, click here. Louise Glück’s call for poets to embrace open-endedness are not new. She writes in the spirit of the great American poets of contingency—Walt Whitman, Charles Olson, and A. R. Ammons, to name a few. Although this tradition resonates with me, historically it has a troubling upshot. Demands for open-endedness often become entangled with endorsements of a dogmatic disinterestedness—the... Read More

The Possibility of an Evangelical Poet, Part One

I am not certain: what does evangelical Christian mean anymore? I see narrow orders, but any tight definition is limited, fraught with complications. I have met self-identified evangelicals who diverge widely in their Christologies and in their approaches to the Bible. I have met Christians who, by any number of doctrinal criteria, might be called evangelical but who do not self-identify as such. Despite my uncertainty about the specifics, I believe evangelical still means—something.... Read More

The Habit of Being: A Portrait of Miss Mystery and Manners

Click on the image below, “Portrait of Flannery O’Connor,” to open Laura Lasworth’s exhibit in a resizable browser. In The Other Journal exhibit “Tangled Alphabets,” León Ferrari and Mira Schendel considered language as the focal point of their works. Here, in “The Habit of Being: a Portrait of Miss Mystery and Manners,” the Seattle-based artist Laura Lasworth also considers language but from a very different starting point—the writing of Flannery... Read More

At the Feet of Giants: An Interview with Gregory Wolfe, Part II

Gregory Wolfe is editor and founder of Image, a quarterly journal that has featured prominent writers, sculptors, painters, and poets for over twenty years. The journal also hosts the Glen Workshop, fellowships for emerging writers, learning trips abroad, and numerous speaking engagements across the country. In Part I of this interview Wolfe discusses beauty, and here in Part II he continues this discussion, riffing on the history of the journal and the importance of sleeping... Read More

At the Feet of Giants: An Interview with Gregory Wolfe, Part I

Gregory Wolfe is editor and founder of Image, a quarterly journal that has featured prominent writers, sculptors, painters, and poets for over twenty years. The journal also hosts the Glen Workshop, fellowships for emerging writers, learning trips abroad, and numerous speaking engagements across the country. In Part I of this interview Wolfe discusses beauty, and in Part II he continues this discussion, riffing on the history of the journal and the importance of sleeping... Read More

How to Subvert the Most Popular Revolution of Them All

The most significant revolutions reset reality so thoroughly that we don’t notice their effects. We see everything through their set of pince-nez without reserve, without realizing that there could be any other set to set on our noses. The Polish poet, essayist, novelist and Nobel Prize-Winner, Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004), had a thing or two to say about revolutions–from experience. Milosz had a knack for landing smackdab in the thick of the most important intellectual... Read More