Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday Good Reads

It was a great week for poetry: A teacher at Hillsdale Academy (a high school) has her students memorize the 280-line poem “The Wreck of the Deutschland” by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Adam Kirsch at Foreign Policy wonders if we will be seeing a rebirth of political poetry. And California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia is interviewed on his life and poetry.

New images on British banknotes (art and poetry). New revelations about last fall’s protests at the University of Missouri. Britain is grappling with questions of religion and race (sounding oddly similar to another country we know). Hugh Whelchel at the Center for Faith, Work, & Economics asks if the idea of religious liberty is Biblical.

And a personal indulgence: I love this song by Sting.

British Stuff


Is Religious Liberty Biblical? – Hugh Whelchel at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics.

Sorry, Jesus didn’t come to help your self-esteem – David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.

Who Riled Jesus the Most? – Lynn Mosher.

Young Men – Is This You? – Geoffrey Kirkland at Vassal of the King.

Art and Photography

Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri – Chris Naffziger at St. Louis Patina.

Tranquility – Tim Good at Pics, Poems, and Ponderings.

Life and Culture

The Heartfelt Hilarity of Olan Rogers – Chris Yokel at The Rabbit Room.


Bird Lands – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper (from Neruda’s Memoirs: Poems).

Will America see a rebirth of political verse? – Adam Kirsch at Foreign Policy.

The Artwork on the Walls of Our Minds – Victoria Barry via Hillsdale College.

Firewood – Ian Barth at Plough.

Slipped and Sunk – Anne Moyle at Curator Magazine.


Don’t Write Angry – Mick Silva.

Sting: Fields of Gold

Painting: Man Reading in the Park, oil on canvas by Auguste Macke (1914).


David Rupert said...

The UM article was interesting. And what a summer this is going to be. Protests. Riots. Makes me want to load up 3/ships and sail for a new America.

nancy marie davis said...

I love that song too,
even though it always makes me cry.
It is beautiful.

S. Etole said...

Thank you, Glynn.
Great song and video.