Emily Joy’s poetic heart

Emily Joy’s poetic heart July 30, 2016

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Emily Joy was my final Wild Goose interview. She grew up in a homeschooling fundamentalist Christian family and went to college at Moody Bible Institute. Like many fundamentalists, Emily was taught that the intuitions of her heart were evil. Part of her journey into becoming a poet was learning to love and trust her heart. Emily’s poetry is sharp and prophetic. It skewers the ugliness of fundamentalist thinking. At the end of our interview, Emily shared her poem “How to Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin: 5 Easy Steps.”


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