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Joyce Launches Diary of a Pandemic Year

When COVID-19 struck the world and turned it upside down, poet Sean Arthur Joyce decided to record his impressions during the year in a series of linked poems—a kind of poetic ‘diary.’ Why poetry instead of prose? Because poetry condenses … Continue reading

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The Day After Covid

They had for their king the angel of the abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek Apollyon, or the Destroyer… He seized the dragon, that serpent of old, the Devil or Satan, and chained him up for … Continue reading

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The Soul Medicine of Poetry

Given the incredible pressure lockdown is putting on people, it’s no wonder many of them are turning to poetry for a sense of meaning in their cramped, constrained lives. Hopefully this renewed interest in what had become all but a … Continue reading

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