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What do I mean when I call myself a Catholic poet?

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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To me the only true failure, and it is an aesthetic failure more than a moral failure, is to be blind to the beauty that lies embedded in the ferocity, and merciless vitality of life itself–the risen Lord in the daily and lowly and broken sprawl of things.

Teaching Poetry: Obedience vs. Conformity

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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We must teach our students to reinvent the wheel over and over again, to go back to origins and test them.