“Surviving the Open Heart” and interviews with Anne

You never know what you’ll find in the process of open heart surgery.

My wife Anne found one of her best pieces of writing…

It went like this.

Several years ago, my wife Anne and I traveled to be with her family as her father underwent open heart surgery. The experience was filled with tension and worry, but led ultimately to prayers of gratitude.

But something else came out of the experience: one of Anne’s finest poems.

It’s in her new book Delicate Machinery Suspended, and it’s featured now at Beliefnet.

Speaking of Anne, she’s all over the place this week.

She’s interviewed about her poetry…

here,

here,

and here.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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