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Posts tagged “poetry”

Paradiso, Canto XXVI

To sum up the meaning of Cantos 24, 25, and 26: Just …

Posted August 25th, 2014

Funding The Conservative Right Brain

Publisher Adam Bellow says the Right doesn’t understand the importance of culture …

Posted July 1st, 2014

The Right Story

Flipping through a book of the poetry of Dana Gioia, these opening …

Posted April 15th, 2014

For The Contraries

You need to watch this. Right now. Thanks to reader Mike for …

Posted January 18th, 2014

Language Makes Culture, Culture Makes Language

The Dante translator John Ciardi wrote this little poem as a reflection …

Posted January 13th, 2014

Orthodoxy & The Power Of Words

A couple of you have sent me this interesting interview with the …

Posted October 22nd, 2013

A Poem Against Stoicism

Another James Matthew Wilson poem, this one an elegy in memory of …

Posted August 21st, 2013

More Child, Less Poetry

My Front Porch Republic friend James Matthew Wilson has a new book …

Posted August 21st, 2013

Into The Mystic With W.S.

Towards the end of the Orthodox liturgy this morning, I began to …

Posted August 11th, 2013

The Mountain Of One’s Imagination

I love dipping into the Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens. Half of …

Posted August 10th, 2013

Writing Straight With Crooked Hearts

The Emperor Constantine I could have lived in the time of Constantine. …

Posted July 2nd, 2013

Actually, Do Go Gentle Into That Good Night

  I think the worst advice in poetry is Dylan Thomas’s “Do …

Posted March 13th, 2013

Inauguration Poem About the Inauguration Poem

In response to Richard Blanco’s Inauguration poem, the awesome Erin Manning, right …

Posted January 23rd, 2013

Whinypants Anglican Vogon Poetry

In the long line of Anglican priest-poets, one finds John Donne, George …

Posted November 24th, 2012

French Poetry, French B.S.

One of our first days here in Paris, I went to the …

Posted October 21st, 2012

Stevens & The Extraordinary Ordinary

Wallace Stevens was one of the 20th century’s greatest poets, and an …

Posted July 31st, 2012

The Conservative Wallace Stevens

Allen Mendenhall: ┬áIt would seem at first blush that American modernism is …

Posted July 27th, 2012