christopher phelps

Against the cult of personality, toward communitas

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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I have a vision for readings in which everyone is welcome–in which 80 year olds and teenagers, good poets and bad poets, normatives and crazies meet on equal footing because, in the ceremony of bread, in James and Buber, your “personage” is what you leave behind when you enter the temple.

Poem of the Week: Kevin Simmonds

by Christopher Phelps Poems of the Week
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Crude

Poem of the Week: Tony Leuzzi

by Christopher Phelps Poems of the Week
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from Cadae: The Pi Poems

Poem of the Week: Andrew Joron

by Christopher Phelps Poems of the Week
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Assumption, The

Poem of the Week: Niina Pollari

by Christopher Phelps Poems of the Week
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[Then there is this dream with its other bright edges]

Poem of the Week: Daniel Nathan Terry

by Christopher Phelps Poems of the Week
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The 8th of May: A Vow Made for the 7th of May

Collective Brightness

by Christopher Phelps Poetry and Poetics
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When love and all its fruit come into question, you know you have a problem.

How Beauty (No Stronger Than a Flower) Shall Hold a Plea

by Christopher Phelps Philosophy
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These poems thread and rethread the nature of identity—in theology and philosophy, called the problem of haecceity.