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Poets of Faith

Conversation with
Chris Anderson


Rattle #45

Releasing this September, Rattle #45 features 41 Poets of Faith. As Kenny Williams writes in his contributor’s note, “To call yourself a ‘poet of faith’ is a dangerous move.” As Chris Anderson says, confessing that faith includes doubt is a cliché: “The hard thing both personally and creatively is to profess what we believe, and that we do believe.” But these poets do the hard thing in poem after poem, exploring the world openly and honestly through the lenses of their various faith traditions.

In the conversations section, Alan Fox discusses poetry and faith in an inspiring interview with poet and Catholic deacon Chris Anderson.



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Open Poetry

Leslie Marie Aguilar Bathtub Baptism
Chris Anderson Blessing
Doug Paul Case Love Letter to Argenta Perón
Leila Chatti 14, Sunday School, 3 Days Late
Michael Cirelli Dua for Dervishes
Peter Cooley Recursives
Maryann Corbett Apophatic
Carol V. Davis What Is Faith, After All?
Todd Davis Transfiguration of the Beekeeper’s …
Jaclyn Dwyer Ode to Bobs, Breasts, and Beauty
Phillip T. Egelston Little Eucharist
Ted Eisenberg Signs and Wonders
Albert Haley Little Angel
Red Hawk The Transformation
David James I Find It Difficult to Talk to …
Mark Jarman At the Communion Rail
John Philip Johnson There Have Come Soft Rains
Richard Leach Ten Facts About the Towers
Moira Linehan The Way a Psalm Can Begin
Celeste Lipkes Two Small Fish
Peter E. Murphy Grand Fugue
Steve Myers Desert Cell
Dan Nemes Love Poem
Hannah Faith Notess Water Under World
Kate Peper Saved
Julie Price Pinkerton What Is My Life About?
Haya Pomrenze A Beautiful Town
Christine Potter Save the Human Race
David Radavich Canticle
Rita Mae Reese On the Problems of Empathy
Scott Corbet Riley Lennon Lyric
Marilyn Robertson Belief
Aisha Sharif Why I Can Dance Down a Soul-Train Line
Tim Sherry Dish Team at Church Camp
Roz Spafford Credo
Richard Spilman For Jeff, on the Anniversary of His Death
Colette Tennant Stardust
Laurie Uttich Sometimes Peter, But Never Paul
Sherrill Vore NPR Reports
Linda Whittenberg Escape
Kenny Williams Rosemary Lamb


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