Christian Wiman on Faith, Doubt & Joy

Poet and scholar Christian Wiman served as the editor of Poetry from 2003 to 2013. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, prose, and poetry in translation. In his 2013 memoir My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer, Wiman writes that “human imagination is not simply our means of reaching out to God but God’s means of manifesting himself to us.” That idea serves as a manifesto of sorts for Wiman’s prose and poetry. His new book, Joy: 100 Poems, explores this topic through a survey of modern poetry, from Emily Dickinson to Mahmoud Darwish.
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