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Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
We include fragments of poems that, while not contest finalists, provide one more way for America to shine a light on the ongoing horror in Ukraine.
Arts & CultureBooks
Franklin Freeman
Neeli Cherkovski's expanded edition of his biography of Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a book by “a poet who set out to celebrate another poet.”
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Was Kelly Cherry a novelist? A poet? An essayist? A literary critic? Depending on one’s point of view, she was one or all of these things.
Five artists of The Royal Ballet in Wayne McGregor’s “The Dante Project” hold up another dancer above them under blue stage lights.
Arts & CultureTheater
Randy Boyagoda
In making the poem into a ballet with original music, much has been gained, both for the significance of the new ballet and for a fresh appreciation and engagement with its source.
Patrick Kavanaugh (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Arts & CulturePoetry
Paul Corcoran
Kavanagh’s poem looks to Advent for a sort of poetic and spiritual rebirth, a chance to reacquaint ourselves with the “newness that was in every stale thing.”
Arts & CultureBooks
Ron Marasco
Beyond all its virtuosity and shine, James Merrill's writing style always had a canny, wry and often mensch-like grasp of human nature.