God in Poetry : Does He exist in the Postmodern Anarchic World? – ...

  Father! Thou must lead. Do Thou, then, breathe those thoughts into my mind By which such virtue may in me be bred That in...

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: A Look Through the Lenses of Zen Buddhism and...

  In his poem Can Palat W.S. Merwin reminisces about an abandoned, hillside farmstead he encountered as a young man. On a terrace he finds an...

Notes on Conceptual Fiction – By Ted Gioia

1. Is it possible that the idea of "realism" as a guiding principle for fiction is itself unrealistic?  After all, there are no Newtonian laws in stories—an...

Reading Emily Wilson’s Trash-Talking Odyssey in the Time of Covid – By Rex...

  It’s late summer and I’m sitting on the couch, hurriedly flipping through the sports channels with an air of desperation, as if the pin...

C. S. Lewis and Narnia

  By Kenny Chumbley It is often the case that children are introduced to the genius of C. S. Lewis through his fantasy series, The Chronicles...

Where has all the laughter gone? – By Mitali Chakravarty

  There was a time when limericks and humorous poetry made us laugh, when ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine!’ brought tears of merriment to multiple...

On Dubbing – Jorge Luis Borges

Art’s possibilities for combination are not infinite, but they tend to be appalling. The Greeks begot the chimera, monster with the head of a...

What is a Poem ? – By Michael Angel Martin

What Is a Poem? Not Sure. But Let Me Count the Ways       One of the best lessons I have learned as a writer of...

I’ve Come to the End – By Kenny Chumbley

  With this essay, I conclude my series on fairy tales. I’ve not discussed everyone I could have (E. Nesbit and P. L. Travers, for...

The Long Weeping – By Jessie van Eerden ( An excerpt )

                   ( The Long Weeping - In this collection of portraits, the eye is the vital “lamp of the body,” a spiritual organ...

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