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I've been basking in the summery glow of new music from Sam Phillips and reminiscing about what happened two years ago.In 2011, Sam Phillips visited Seattle, and was honored with the eighth annual Denise Levertov Award.She performed a few songs, paused for an onstage interview by yours truly, and then performed again. It was a thrill to share the stage with a singer and songwriter who has inspired me, album after album, song after song, since I was 16 years old.But I would have been … [Read more...]

Joe Henry, Sam Phillips, and The Long Play: LookingCloser.org’s Video Blog #2

I'm still a beginner when it comes to iMovie. But I'm learning a little every time I work with it.This episode, in which I learn that ten minutes is too long for this sort of thing, covers some of my favorite recent music. And it has a couple of surprises for you.Enjoy.And when you're finished, go visit samphillips.com and lucishaw.com, where you'll find information about two worlds abundant in poetry and insight. … [Read more...]

A glorious volume of meaningful meditations and art

Highly, highly recommended. … [Read more...]

Luci Shaw in The Washington Post

Luci Shaw's friendship, generosity, and writing has been an inspiration to Anne and me. Luci was the one who persuaded Madeleine L'Engle to write Walking on Water: Reflections on Art and Faith, a book that transformed my understanding of creativity and Christianity. And Luci herself has written several volumes of poetry, as well as The Crime of Living Cautiously, an inspiring book about living courageously, and a new memoir called Breath for the Bones.I did a lot of work on both Through a … [Read more...]

Luci Shaw in The Washington Times

Luci Shaw's friendship, generosity, and writing has been an inspiration to Anne and me. Luci was the one who persuaded Madeleine L'Engle to write Walking on Water: Reflections on Art and Faith, a book that transformed my understanding of creativity and Christianity. And Luci herself has written several volumes of poetry, as well as The Crime of Living Cautiously, an inspiring book about living courageously, and a new memoir called Breath for the Bones. … [Read more...]

“Breath for the Bones” – Luci Shaw’s Memoir

Luci Shaw and John Hoyte are two of my favorite human beings. They are generous, full of astonishing stories from their own experiences, and revellers in great art. … [Read more...]

Bringing “Through a Screen Darkly” to Bellingham

I'll be speaking at Open Windows, a gathering of people interested in faith and art, about Through a Screen Darkly: Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth & Evil in the Movies, 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18. … [Read more...]

Luci Shaw on Remembering Mary at Christmas

My dear friend, the ever-inspiring Luci Shaw, has just published a meditation on Mary at Christianity Today. Enjoy. … [Read more...]

New Poems by Luci Shaw, Reviewed in Books & Culture

Luci Shaw and Margaret Smith: two good friends of mine, two marvelous poets, two folks who were incredibly generous in helping me finish my book about films. … [Read more...]

Favorite poets

Prompted by my earlier recommendation of the Jane Hirschfield book, a reader asked me for a "top ten list" of favorite poets.I can't offer a list of my favorites in order of preference, but I can easily come up with a list of writers whose work I whole-heartedly recommend to you... poets that Anne and I read often and with gratitude.Here they are, in no particular order... … [Read more...]


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