Poets

Faith, Coleridge, and Poetry: An Interview with English Poet Malcolm Guite

The poet-priest Malcolm Guite is difficult to define in such a short space. Guite is an an immensely gifted poet, Anglican priest, and singer-songwriter in the rock band “Mystery Train.” In the Anglican Communion, he is known and celebrated for his work Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets for the Christian

Three Poems by Kyla Neufeld

One of my favourite poems is Mary Oliver’s “Making the House Ready for the Lord.” In it, the poem’s speaker is trying to clean up her house, to make it “as shining as it should be,” for a visit from God. But, she keeps running into problems: mice under the sink

RLN in Conversation with Joanne Epp

Joanne Epp is a poet from the Canadian prairies, born and raised in Saskatchewan. Joanne has published poetry in literary journals including The New Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, and CV2. Her chapbook, Crossings, was released in 2012, followed by her first full poetry collection Eigenheim. Her second collection of poetry,

CURRENT ISSUE

In the Silence

This month, contributors to the magazine converse with silence.

In our Community Catechesis section, Phil Barnett writes about the Christian contemplative tradition and introduces readers to spiritual practices of silence. Kirsten Pinto-Gfroerer meditates on silence amid suffering—on “trusting silence” which may sit with pain. Allison Abra and Matthew Bowman are interviewed about St John’s College’s efforts to house Ukrainian refugees and the gift of enlivenment that the college’s guests have brought amidst the quiet isolation of the pandemic. Finally, Theo Robinson challenges readers to consider “silent voices,” those persons whose voices are suppressed through means subtle and direct, and consider how we might speak up for all.

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