God can be known and felt even in the places where words falter. Perhaps especially there. Poetry, like music or art, can tilt our perspective a little, startling new emotions and understandings out of us. As Sarah Emtage reminds us in this issue’s cover story, a poem is meant to be memorized and mulled over. Its meaning slowly enriches our lives over time.
Issue 54 features a collection of poetry meant to be our companions this winter, as well as essays by poets reflecting on its value our creative and spiritual lives.
Other highlights to watch for:
- A hopeful and grounded interview with Hannah Mae Henry, a filmmaker and climate action advocate.
- We’re starting a new artist profile series. In our first profile, writer and professor Doug Sikkema talks about gaining courage and the invisible effort behind seemingly effortless prose and verse.
Click a headline below to read that article or poem. You can get all these articles and more by starting a print subscription—free to Canadian addresses.
In Our Community
Cigarette Fluff by Alan Thorimbert (online only)
Priceless by K. A. R. (online only)
Paper Crown by Sarah Emtage (online only)
Becoming by Zammie King (online only)
Commenting on Culture
In Praise of Poetry by Katie Schmidt (online only)