For a wonderful selection of poems that celebrate the glory of creation and the extraordinary nature of the ordinary, get a copy of Mary Oliver’s Devotions.
[Explicit Lyrics] A pastor helps us listen with understanding to RTJ4, a rap album by a duo who have known and want us to see the brokenness of our world.
Dana Gioia’s essay, “Christianity and Poetry” in First Things is must reading for understanding Christian faith and Scripture.
Poet Sam Hamer celebrates the loveliness of the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota, a place resplendent with God’s glory.
Poet Sam Hamer celebrates his son’s kite flying, when the glory of this simple act is made brightly alive by the setting sun.
On the final run of the day as the sun sets, poet Sam Hamer reflects on following his son down the slope.
Sam Hamer on not quite getting a piece of music right, and then doing so, and finding something deeper.
This is a perfect album for a year of difficulty and strife, and yet contains the comfort and beauty of music with fitting lyrics.
Right-handed poet Sam Hamer imagines playing his brother-in-law’s guitar, but can’t because he’s left-handed, but they can make music together.