The city has been the setting for most cultural expression. Movies, art, literature, music, and the stage have all flourished in urban environments. This has been true for all of human history. It has also been true that city life has filled the content of these mediums. Pastoral work has had its times, but the city […]

As part of an effort to read more poetry this month I picked up my copy of Rilke’s Poems.* I picked Rilke because I had just finished his Letter to a Young Poet. I had thoroughly enjoyed this short work. It was very insightful and is certainly worth the special place it holds in the literature on writing. […]

This past weekend was my cities semi-annual library book sale. Unfortunately I’d been to distracted by reading and writing papers to notice until the final day of the sale. I’ve only lived in the large north Texas city for a few years, but two of my three favorite discovers are book related. The first is […]

I was graciously given this award by Alice who has a pretty great blog that you should probably go check out. I’m only going to half-way accept the award. I do want to answer the questions, but unfortunately I’m not active enough in the blogging world to really nominate that many people. So I’m hoping that […]

April is National Poetry Month. I didn’t know this until I began to see some tweets about it over the weekend. I imagine that for all the unread and uncared for poets in America this is a BIG deal. We should celebrate them and what they do. Our society’s dismissal of the poet in favor […]

However rightly or wrongly I always associated Virginia Woolf with Sylvia Plath.* Other than her suicide I knew very little about Woolf or her work. My college years did little to change this. I only saw Woolf’s name in connection to either feminism or modern English writers alongside the likes of Eliot and Pound. Over my winter […]

If you have read anything at all on my site, or just my books finished pages, you will have noticed that I read a nice variety of books. There is a large amount of literary fiction as well as theological/philosophical works in my reading diet. Last year though I began to read some poetry. I hadn’t […]