Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday Good Reads

The blogging and online publication world seems to slow During Christmas week, and that’s a good thing, I think. I noticed an uptick in poetry, though, and that’s a good thing, too. And this week we have an array of poems and articles about poets, from a story about how poet Dana Gioia saved reading to a poem from the late 15thcentury from a manuscript of carols.

The growing volume of articles about higher education cracking up seems to indicate something of a growth industry. Joshua Herring writes about whether the liberal arts will survive in this century (a response to a bad defense of a good thing); while even evangelical Christian Wheaton College has discovered that an outside speaker has allegedly triggered students’ feelings about being “unsafe.” 

Here’s a question: what do you think soldiers (on both sides) would have read during the American Civil War? Sarah Kay Bierle at Emerging Civil War has an answer (a bit of a surprise). 

Happy New Year!

More Good Reads


Poetry? What Is It Good For? – Nayeli Riano at The Imaginative Conservative.

The Circle Dance – Malcolm Guite at An Unexpected Journal.

I never said – Robert Rife at Rob’s Lit-Bits. 

Life and Culture

How to Change the World in 2019: Build Community – Zak Schmoll at Entering the Public Square.


Top 10 News Stories from 2018 – Lifeway Facts & Trends.

Between – Paul Phillips at He’s Taken Leave.

Writing and Literature

Why We Love to Visit Narnia – Louis Markos at An Unexpected Journal.

Charles Dickens’s great expectations about his attire – Maev Kennedy at The Art Newspaper.

Art and Photography

Snow Trail – Tim Good via Facebook.

Chute Silhouette and Beyond Sky by Tom Darin Liskey via Facebook.

Matt Maher – Let There Be Peace

Top illustration: Old Man Reading, lithograph on wove paper by Thomas Hart Benton (1941)

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