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The Exile of a Moment

From the January 2021 Print Edition

Clouds like ice broken on the surface of a lake,Shifting forms of Pangaea that gravitate towards the sun,Light rising bright impenetrable and distant. I wait with ease in the terminal in a plastic seat.But in memory and in future and in other heartsIs a tension—to get where you are needing to . . . . Continue Reading »

O'Connor and Race

From the Aug/Sept 2020 Print Edition

Radical Ambivalence: Race in Flannery O’Connor by angela alaimo o’donnell fordham, 192 pages, $30 In 1974, ten years after Flannery O’Connor died, Alice Walker visited O’Connor’s farm in Georgia. It was located minutes from the sharecropper shack where Walker had once lived. ­Walker had . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted

From the Aug/Sept 2016 Print Edition

Red, White, Blue, and Catholicby stephen p. whiteliguori, 101 pages, $12.99 In this primer on Catholic citizenship, the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Stephen White reminds us that faithful citizenship is about love—“love for the people and institutions to which we are bound by birth and by . . . . Continue Reading »