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A Blaze of Holy Unease, Part 1

By Shannon Huffman Polson

“Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.” —Psalm 111:2
As I drove home from the Methow Valley a week ago, I listened to Krista Tippett interview Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann.
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God’s Grandeur

By MFA Faculty Jeanne Murray Walker

I’m up at 5:30 in the morning, packing, then gazing out the window at Whidbey Island as I wait for a pick-up. Wind rattles the cold panes. Behind me, a fire flares in the fireplace. Continue Reading …

The Final Roll Call

By Shannon Huffman Polson

Ritual matters most within community: within the brother and sisterhood of arms, within the relations of a family. Continue Reading …

We Have Eternity in Our Hearts

By Vic Sizemore

We are infinitesimally small by astronomical standards, small as a single-celled parasite in a mosquito’s intestine, smaller even. Continue Reading …


By Elizabeth Kalman

The bank is about to foreclose on this house, so I live on a threshold between homeownership and something else, something unknown. Continue Reading …

A Baby Smaller Than Roosevelt’s Eye

By Lindsey DeLoach Jones

It wasn’t her size that made her mine. She was little more than an idea. Continue Reading …

On Plumber’s Block, Part II

By Kelly Foster Lundquist

Yesterday, I asked a question that I will now attempt to answer. That question was: Are writers truly alone when they enter their private writing spaces? Continue Reading …

On Plumber’s Block, Part I

By Kelly Foster Lundquist

Sound familiar, writers and artists? Continue Reading …

The Marrow of Prayer

By Shannon Huffman Polson

Early this year, Spanish researchers published a peer-reviewed paper considering the evidence of social learning in Middle Pleistocene hominids as indicated by patterns of butchery. Continue Reading …

Partaking and Passing On: The Work of Luci Shaw

By Allison Backous Troy

If it weren’t for Luci’s work and vision, it could be said the MFA program that shaped and spurred me wouldn’t exist. Continue Reading …

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