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Christian Wiman

Christian Wiman

Christian Wiman is the author of several books, including a memoir, My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer (FSG, 2013); Every Riven Thing (FSG, 2010), winner of the Ambassador Book Award in poetry; and Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam. From 2003 to 2013, he was the editor of Poetry magazine. He currently teaches religion and literature at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School. He lives in Connecticut.

Christian Wiman

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October 18, 2018

Meet award-winning poet and memoirist Christian Wiman as he reads from his book, He Held Radical Light: The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art.

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He Held Radical Light

He Held Radical Light

A moving meditation on memory, oblivion, and eternity by one of our most celebrated poets

What is it we want when we can’t stop wanting? And how do we make that hunger productive and...

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He Held Radical Light

Christian Wiman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A moving meditation on memory, oblivion, and eternity by one of our most celebrated poets

What is it we want when we can’t stop wanting? And how do we make that hunger productive and...

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Hammer Is the Prayer

Christian Wiman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A visionary selection from one of America’s foremost poets

One of the most distinctive voices in contemporary American poetry, Christian Wiman has forged a singular style that fuses...

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Once in the West

Christian Wiman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

One of The New York Times' 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Winner of the 2015 Philosophical Society of Texas...

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My Bright Abyss

Christian Wiman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Eight years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in...

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Every Riven Thing

Christian Wiman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A vibrant new collection from one of America's most talented young poets

Every Riven Thing is Christian Wiman's first collection in seven years, and rarely has a book of poetry...

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