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Featured Poet: Jan Richardson

Last spring we launched a series with poets whose work we love and want to feature and will continue it moving forward. Our next poet is Jan Richardson whose recent work is centered on grief, hope, and fierce, enduring love. Read her poetry and discover more about the connections she makes between poetry and the sacred. Listen to her read “Blessing for the Brokenhearted” below. The Magdalene’s Blessing You hardly imagined standing here, everything you ever loved suddenly returned to you looking you in the eye and calling your name. And now you do not know how to abide this ache in

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Featured Poet: Julie Cadwallader Staub

Last spring we launched a series with poets whose work we love and want to feature and will continue it moving forward. Our next poet is Julie Cadwallader Staub whose recent work is centered on the intersection of human experience, nature, the marginalized, and sorrow in the world. Read her poetry and discover more about the connections she makes between poetry and the sacred. “Lister to her read “Trees” below. Jesus Buys a House in South Burlington, VT I live in a lovely neighborhood or at least it used to be, before he moved in next door. Now there’s a stream of

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Featured Poet: Arianne Braithwaite Lehn

Last spring we launched a series with poets whose work we love and want to feature and will continue it moving forward. Our next poet is Arianne Braithwaite Lehn whose recent work is centered on prayer with strong themes of acceptance, surrender, intention, and trust. Read her poetry and discover more about the connections she makes between poetry and the sacred. Watch and lister to her read “When I Need Perspective at the Start of the Day” below. When I need perspective at the start of the day In this day, O God, May I be alert. May I be kind. May I

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Featured Poet: Jeanne Murray Walker

Last spring we launched a series with poets whose work we love and want to feature and will continue it moving forward. Our next poet is Jeanne Murray Walker whose recent work was created through the discipline of a sonnet format. Read her poetry and discover more about the connections she makes between poetry and the sacred. Watch and lister to her read “The Creation” below. Staying Power In appreciation of Maxim Gorky at the International convention of Athiests. 1929 Like Gorky, I sometimes follow my doubts outside and question the metal sky, longing to have the fight settled, thinking I can’t

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Featured Poet: Sofia M. Starnes

Last spring we launched a series with poets whose work we love and want to feature and will continue it moving forward. Our next poet is Sofia M. Starnes whose work is centered on God, as infinite mind and heart. Read her poetry and discover more about the connections she makes between poetry and the sacred. Listen to her read “The Soul’s Landscape” below. Intercession I A time for keeping quiet, A time for speaking … —Ecclesiastes: 3 Not the attic light, but the bricks that left us asking where the house was, and the widow-walk. Not the porch lamps, but

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Featured Poet: Mary C. Earle

Last spring we launched a series with poets whose work we love and want to feature and will continue it moving forward. Our next poet is Mary C. Earle whose work is centered on embodied spirituality and aging. Read her poetry and discover more about the connections she makes between poetry and the sacred. Listen to her read “To Chama River Valley” below. To the Chama River Valley I want to lie down on your rocky hillside and pull your dark skin up over my body like one of my grandmother’s quilts. I want to snuggle down with the worms and

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Featured Poet: Bethany Reid

Last spring we launched a series with poets whose work we love and want to feature and will continue it moving forward. Our next poet is Bethany Reid whose work is centered on memory, caregiving, loss and wings. Read her poetry and discover more about the connections she makes between poetry and the sacred. Listen to her read “Sparrow” below. Sparrow What could the Bible mean when it says no sparrow falls without God’s notice? They do fall. “The Bible”: that’s too impersonal. It was some writer of the New Testament, some Hebrew poet turned Christian who chose “sparrow,” a metaphor

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