Kalos Art PrizeIssue 39

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Prologue: On Heights & Hunger

Prologue: On Heights & Hunger

(The following prologue is excerpted from the memoir On Heights & Hunger, forthcoming from Outpost19 in September.) I said the Sinner’s…
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Death Comes for the Deconstructionist, by Daniel Taylor

Death Comes for the Deconstructionist, by Daniel Taylor

Review of Death Comes for the Deconstructionist, by Daniel Taylor (Cascade Books, 2014), reviewed by James Prothero On reading Death…
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Pursuing the Intersections: How to Be Published; How to Be Real

Pursuing the Intersections: How to Be Published; How to Be Real

“Being published is being published. Being a real poet is being a real poet. Sometimes they intersect.” Deborah Keenan Being…
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The Weight of Religious Language – Part II

The Weight of Religious Language – Part II

In the first post in this series, I laid out Kenneth Burke’s idea of the “double process” of religious language,…
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How Blogging Saves My Life

How Blogging Saves My Life

I was never one for setting a strict writing schedule. Setting personal deadlines hasn’t really worked for me. Even enticing…
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The Thorny Grace of It: And Other Essays for Imperfect Catholics, by Brian Doyle

The Thorny Grace of It: And Other Essays for Imperfect Catholics, by Brian Doyle

Review of The Thorny Grace of It: And Other Essays for Imperfect Catholics, by Brian Doyle (Loyola Press, 2013), reviewed…
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