By Micah Kiel
Former Resident Scholar Micah Kiel riffs on Bob Dylan when recounting his recent MRI and surgery, writing "God will be with us when the deal goes down." →By Bo Niles
A poem by Bo Niles, participant in the summer 2013 writing workshop, Believing in Writing: A Week with Michael Dennis Browne. →
Thoughts on Person-Assisted DyingBy Doug Koop
What do you think of physician-assisted suicide? Doug Koop believes that we all need assistance in both living and dying. →
When Cassandra Nelson spent a week at the Collegeville Institute, words from the late Catholic writer Betty Wahl resurfaced in her mind wherever she went. →
An Interview with Susan Sink
In this interview, Susan Sink discusses her new book H is for Harry, how blogging integrates with her writing process, and why poetry is not dead. →
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