Connecting through poetry

I recently spoke in my faith community about how poetry connects us to each other and the larger world. If you're interested, listen via this link (starting at minute 35), or read the reflections below.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I. . .

When do you have enough?

I still remember the day that my fellow student Joe Vohlers died. News spread quickly on campus, and we set aside textbooks to gather in cramped dorm rooms, televisions blaring. We were stunned. Joe had keeled over suddenly from heart trouble, gone from the. . .