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James S. Torrens, S.J. is America's former poetry editor.

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I request a touch of the oils from a stand-in
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'Pure Act,' by Michael N. McGregor
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James S. Torrens, S.J.
By the time of March Madness, entries were pouring in for the Foley poetry contest, with its $1,000 prize. We heard from Ljubljana, Slovenia; Alicante, Spain; Lagos, Nigeria; and Vatican City; plus Dijon, Edmonton, Queensland and Kerala State.Forty entries came to us from the seventh grade at Lakesi
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Kissing the cross,O precious cross,it blisters the lipslike the hot coalheld to Isaiah.O holy cross,there is a body on itwith a deep woundthe wound dealt by the worldto the hopes of God.O beautiful Godunrecognizablewho could not let us bein our blind man’s bluffour cruel humorsO spent fleshtha
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This year's Foley poetry contest
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James S. Torrens, S.J.
Story, or bits of it, abounds in the poems of Rodney Jones.
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James S. Torrens, S.J.
A guide to modern poetry, reviewed
James S. Torrens, S.J.
The task before us: to cull the truly striking.
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James S. Torrens, S.J.

A rattletrap in the S.U.V. procession,

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James S. Torrens, S.J.

She’s absorbed in the gift she holds,