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Spring ’23

R&S Poetry

Jeff Dodd

An Interview with Jeff Dodd

John Taylor is an R&S editorial assistant and recent Whitworth grad. He interviewed contributor Jeff Dodd. John Taylor : You’ve said that much of your

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Ark Press

Midnight Orchard

by Nathan Hauke I’m given to write poems. I cannot anticipate their occasion —R Creeley, A Quick Graph It’s December already and the windows are

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Advent Four

Kathryn Smith Ours is a God who lives in every sort of dwelling, with every sort of person, whether we live in a house or

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Advent Three

Kathryn Smith There are plenty of places in our West Central neighborhood for Isaiah’s prophecy to take hold. Who are the captives? What devastations –

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Advent Two

Kathryn Smith What does it mean, in the year 2011, in an urban setting, to prepare the way of the Lord? What if a neighbor’s

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Advent One

Kathryn Smith What struck me about today’s gospel—in addition to the ominous imagery—is that notion that the Lord’s coming will surely happen at night. So

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Advent Comes Out Swinging

 Joshua Robbins As we enter Advent’s home stretch, I’ve found myself wishing the season’s anticipation would feel…well, more sublime. But, then again, I wonder if

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Kristina Pfleegor Jeremiah 31:21 A little girl climbing a tree falls on her back, lungs jarred. The sky is a darting school of minnows. The

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 Jeremiah Webster – noun ( /ˌænəɡˈnɒrɨsɨs/; Ancient Greek: ἀναγνώρισις) the moment in a play or other work when a character makes a critical discovery. “What is

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Some Questions for God

by Mary McGinnis Are you the transparent look of First Woman waking? Are you First Man’s  thick and awkward tongue? Are you water of mistakes?

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The First Night

by Linda Annas Ferguson He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. Genesis 2:21 As we lie side by

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