Tuesday, July 31, 2012

News at Eleven: For some, like Gerald Stern, it requires getting

"away from their own religious upbringing to arrive at a condition of faith." Joy Harjo needed a distancing because "organized religion is responsible for dismantling and destroying indigenous cultures all over the western hemisphere."

Still others have found themselves deepening a commitment to faith, like G.C. Waldrep, who joins a Mennonite community. More typical, perhaps, is [Fanny] Howe's quarrel with her church.

from The Plain Dealer: Ilya Kaminsky and Katherine Towler edit a 'A God in the House,' where poets muse on the divine


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