Saturday, July 20, 2013

My first brush with Woiwode

Words for Readers and Writers: Spirit-Pooled DialoguesWords for Readers and Writers: Spirit-Pooled Dialogues by Larry Woiwode
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A wide collection of Woiwode's writings, I gather. An emphasis on writing and writers. Some of the chapters give Woiwode's perspective on his own works and career as a writer.

I especially enjoyed his chapter on Alexander Men (fascinating cleric and martyr in Communist USSR). There are lessons there for me as a pastor.

His address as North Dakota's Poet Laureate, where I learned a little bit more about the significance of a Poet Laureate as well as Brodsky's Rx for overcoming evil, was doubly interesting.

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