Monthly Archives: December 2017

God’s Word, the Ultimate Poetry

Poet Jeanne Walker riffs off the opening passage of the Book of John to compare poetic creation to the coming of new truth.

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The Year in GOP Soul Selling

This blog’s “post of the year” compared the GOP’s embrace of Trump to Faustus selling his soul to the devil.

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Poems for Resisting Trump

New York columnist Roger Cohen suggests two poems for resisting Trumpism: “if” and “Harlem.”

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#MeToo: A New Day for Cassandra

The prophetess Cassandra wasn’t listened to, but the #MeToo movement is changing that.

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Does the GOP Love Big Brother?

Do Congressional Republicans flatter Trump Goneril-like out of convenience or do they “love Big Brother”? Dostoevsky’s Grand Inquisitor may hold the key.

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Love Was with Me in the Night

May Sarton’s imagines love without weight in her poem “Christmas Light.”

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Love Came Down at Christmas

People ask for physical miracles so that they may believe. Christina Rossetti points out that Jesus gave us something far more miraculous: divine love.

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Fantasy: GOP Tax Plan in a People’s Court

“The Madwoman of Chaillot’s” caricature is only to apt of a political party that would pass such a regressive tax plan.

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The Novel that Upended the USSR

Solzhenitsyn’s “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” so effectively aided Khrushchev’s destalinization project that it would be banned by Brezhnev.

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