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37.1—Jan/Feb, 2024

Loss of a Vital Skill

Reviving Our Fluency in Poetic Language

by Daniel Witt

36.4—Jul/Aug, 2023

The Comforter's Fire

Understanding the Holy Spirit in Italian hymns

by Anthony Esolen

36.3—May/Jun, 2023

One Hundred Years in the Unreal City

Christian Prophecy in The Waste Land

by R. V. Young

35.6—Nov/Dec, 2022

The Last Cavalier Poet

Lionel Johnson: Poetry and Prose edited by Robert Asch

by André Gushurst-Moore

35.5—Sept/Oct, 2022

How Do I Use Thee?

On George Herbert's "Unkindness"

by Anthony Esolen

35.5—Sept/Oct, 2022

Poetry & Democracy

Tocqueville & the Sorry State of the Arts

by Anthony Esolen

35.4—Jul/Aug, 2022

A Pastor & a Poet

David's Crown: Sounding the Psalms by Malcolm Guite

by Thomas Banks

34.5—Sept/Oct, 2021

Sexual Being

The Love of Purity Opens Our Minds to a Radiant Mystery

by Anthony Esolen

34.4—July/August, 2021

Our Suffering, Our Solace

Dante's Way of Boundless Love

by Anthony Esolen

34.2—March/April, 2021

Rules for Rhymes

by Anthony Esolen

34.1—January/February, 2021

Poetic Fidelity

The Hundredfold: Songs for the Lord by Anthony Esolen

by Sofia M. Starnes

33.4—July/August, 2020

Pantocrator Lite

by Anthony Esolen

33.2—March/April, 2020

With Mary & a Cloud of Witnesses

Reflecting on Songs for Holy Week

by Ken Myers

33.2—March/April, 2020

Creed & Coleridge

on the Necessary Limits on the Wandering Christian Mind

by Louis Markos

33.2—March/April, 2020

High Praise & Mercy

by Anthony Esolen

32.4—July/August, 2019

His Sweet Name

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

by Anthony Esolen

32.3—May/June, 2019

Bird Calls & Summonses

on Seeing with a "Devout, Intransitive Eye"

by William Graddy

31.6—November/December, 2018

Come Unto Me

Come Unto Me, Ye Weary

by Anthony Esolen

31.5—September/October, 2018

The Wedding Guest

O Father All Creating

by Anthony Esolen

31.4—July/August, 2018

Right Before Our Eyes

Life & Love Are Real Despite Theatrical Illusions

by Anthony Esolen

31.4—July/August, 2018

High on the Lolo

on God's Pictures of Life & Death & Eternity

by Steven Faulkner

31.4—July/August, 2018

Poet of Heaven & Earth

His Thoughts Are Not Our Thoughts, Nor His Words

by David Lyle Jeffrey

30.4—July/Aug, 2017

Soul Comforter

on Emily Dickinson & the Source of Our Hope

by Josh Mayo

30.3—May/June, 2017

Reclaiming Childhood Through Poetry

Rebuilding Christian Culture Among the Ruins

by Anthony Esolen

30.1—Jan/Feb, 2017

The World in a Grain of Sand

on the Importance of Poetry in Christian Education & Life

by Bret J. Saunders

29.6—Nov/Dec, 2016

The Still Small God

The Mustard Seed & the Wonders of His Kingdom

by Anthony Esolen

26.6—Nov/Dec, 2013

A Divine Gift of the Muses

The Great Epics Are Theological & Mark the Hard Path to Beatitude

by Anthony Esolen

26.4—July/August, 2013

Patriot Dust

by Anthony Esolen

26.4—July/August, 2013

Euripides' Beatific Vision

An Ancient Greek Drama Awakened a Powerful New Longing in Its Audiences

by James Ware

26.3—May/June, 2013

Our Quiet Lord

Pentecost and the Voice on the Mountain: The Silence of Holiness

by Anthony Esolen

13.4—May, 2000

A Lonely Poet

Emily Dickinson and
the Art of Belief
by Roger Lundin

by Patrick Henry Reardon

12.4—July/August, 1999

The World as Text

Science, Letters & the Recovery of Meaning

by Patrick Henry Reardon

9.1—Winter, 1996

The Century of the Cyclops

On the Loss of Poetry as Necessary Knowledge

by Steven Faulkner

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35.2—Mar/Apr 2022

Say Something

on Fatigued Christians Deciding to Engage the Culture by Keith Lowery

29.1—Jan/Feb 2016

Wilberforce for Good

on Marriage, Moral Corruption & the Christian Duty of Witness by Regis Nicoll

27.4—July/August 2014

The Things Freely Given

The Bible, Sacred Theology & the Mind of Christ by Patrick Henry Reardon

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