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Christian Wiman

Musicians And What They Carry By Cristi Catt

New England Conservatory | Posted 08.26.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Tunes, traditions, styles, perspectives -- one might think of us as the carriers of a DNA that can both stubbornly endure and spontaneously mutate as we meet other musicians and enter new realms.

Why Does God Turn to Poetry? A Dialogue With Christian Wiman

J. Todd Billings | Posted 09.08.2016 | Religion
J. Todd Billings

In our books, we both turn to poetry in our season of suffering and theological reflection. Christian turned to George Herbert and a score of contemporary poets. I turned to the poetry of the Psalms and Job. Why did we turn to poetry?

Review of Christian Wiman's 'My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer'

Catharine Stimpson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
Catharine Stimpson

My Bright Abyss is not a smarmy story that can be easily shared on a TV talk show about the miracle of surviving cancer. It is a meditation, a genre that is thousands of years old, in which a writer or speaker thinks about and arduously contemplates his or her experience.

Denise Levertov and the Poetics of Mysticism

Carl McColman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Carl McColman

What emerges from Dana Greene's biography is a picture of a woman in love with language, passionate about art, confident in her values and politics, and willing to grapple with both the challenge and the splendor of religious mystery.

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 03.31.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen join forces, loneliness in the digital age, and the deadliest jellie...

Remembering God: Christian Wiman And The New American Religiosity

Krista Tippett | Posted 06.24.2012 | Religion
Krista Tippett

The emerging religiosity is genuinely new. Its aspiration is to be serious and open, devout and hospitable to difference.

WATCH: Moyers Talks With Poet Chris Wiman About Living With Cancer And Finding Faith

Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

In a special preview of this weekend’s "Moyers & Company," poet Christian Wiman reads an excerpt from an essay he wrote for the Winter/Spring issue ...