If there’s anything I found most striking about the internet last week, it was how many people turned to poetry – to help understand the shootings in Charleston, on the passing of a grandmother, and even the normal things poets write about.
Last fall at Laity Lodge in Texas, I heard Marilyn McIntyre speak several times. She’s a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and she was just interviewed by Curator Magazine on “renewing the dialect of the tribe.” It’s about writing.
Prose poem for Father’s Day – Mary H. Sayler at the Poetry Editor.
Sergiu Mandinescu – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
Franz Wright: Solving the Problems of Poetry – Morgan Meis at Image Journal.
Black Florida Night, White Smoke – Brendan MacOdrum at Oran’s Well.
For Grandma Upon Her Passing – Seth Haines.
Deleted Scene – Hannah Stephenson at The Storialist (Hat Tip: Maureen Doallas).
Grandma’s Chickadees – Kelly Chripczuk at A Field of Wild Flowers.
It hurts to be present – John Blase at The Beautiful Due.
Join the Navy: Ask Me About It – William Doreski at Curator magazine.
Merton on Contemplation – Chaplain Mike at Internet Monk.
Commitment – M. Tuckey at Openhanded.
Words Made Flesh: Literature And The Language Of Prayer (Flannery O’Connor) – Juan Vidal at NPR Books.
Life and Culture
Shutting out the world, if only for awhile – Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
I Don’t Want My Son to Inherit This Culture’s Fragile Masculinity – Matt Appling at The church of No People.
Loving the South – Rod Dreher at American Conservative Magazine.
Why You Don't Have to Be a Jerk to Win at Work – Michael Hyatt.
Rohr for Writers: Your Downfall Can Lead to Resurrection – Ed Cyzewski.
Voice and Intimacy in Robertson's "Lila" – Dana Ray at Curator Magazine.
Renewing the Dialect of the Tribe – Curator Magazine talks with Marilyn McEntyre.
Photography and Art
Feast for the Day: Dialogue with Georgia O’Keeffe – Patricia Meek via Jack Rabbit Hollow (Hat Tip: Aaron Cornett):
Top photograph: No, that’s not a photograph of our backyard after all the rains, but it’s close. Actually, it’s a photo by Steve Bryant via Public Domain Pictures, taken at Sands End near the port of Whitby in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.