Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “poetry”

The Impossibility of Perfect Justice

Sherman Alexie agonizes over art and social justice

Posted September 15th, 2015

Actually, That Poem Sounds Better in Chinese

Midwestern white poet finally finds success as ‘Yi-Fen Chou’

Posted September 9th, 2015

Roasting Kahlil Gibran

Alan Jacobs has the kitschy poet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Posted May 6th, 2015

Bedtime with Wallace Stevens

‘The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm’

Posted May 5th, 2015

The Communion of Friends

‘On Opening a Box of Old Icons,’ by Owen White

Posted March 12th, 2015

How The Children Made Him a Priest

Fr. Spencer Reece on his year teaching poetry to Honduran orphans

Posted February 2nd, 2015

Thinking, and the Big Divide

On learning to be and to see, despite the dragonish validity of modernity

Posted January 28th, 2015

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