Issue 39

the RUMINATE blog

Absence and Abundance: Reclaiming Home After the Loss of a Spouse

Absence and Abundance: Reclaiming Home After the Loss of a Spouse

By Margaret Manning Shull Looking out the plane window, I couldn’t tell if I was just seeing clouds in the distance….
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Black Girl Future

Black Girl Future

As a writer and lover of all things science fiction, I spend a lot of time thinking about the future….
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In the Custody of Words: Poems, by Philip C Kolin

In the Custody of Words: Poems, by Philip C Kolin

Review of In the Custody of Words: Poems, by Philip C. Kolin (Franciscan University, 2013) Reviewed by Janet McCann Philip…
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The Weight of Religious Language – Part I

The Weight of Religious Language – Part I

In this two-part series, I will lay out a portion of a presentation I gave at AWP in 2013. The…
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Writer’s Habits: The Importance of Non-Writing Writing

Writer’s Habits: The Importance of Non-Writing Writing

A friend recently asked me how many hours I write each day. I gave her an approximate number, which is…
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Dancing on the Head of a Pen by Robert Benson

Dancing on the Head of a Pen by Robert Benson

Review of Dancing on the Head of a Pen: The Practice of a Writing Life, by Robert Benson (WaterBrook Press,…
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