Skip to main content

Posts

Featured Post

From the Desert, Under Constantine

Here is my chapbook of poetry titled From the Desert, Under Constantine.  When I wrote these poems, the struggle to prevent U.S. colonization of Iraq was prompting me to question everything I knew about America, Christianity, and religion.

I assembled the book as part of my senior Capstone in creative writing at Brown University in 2005.

It is a testimony of Christian mysticism vs. Christian empire: a series of deserted, fertile perceptions that never fit into the legacies of European Christendom. It explores how spiritual ancestors from the Egyptian and Syrian deserts left behind texts that were edited by rain, moths, and sunlight, their gaps opening multiple possibilities. Similarly, our fragmented perceptions will leave our descendants with worlds where many worlds fit.

This book won an award from the English department at Brown.  I had meant to find a publisher for it, but I was too busy participating in social movements the past 11 years.

I am publishing it here for the first tim…

Latest Posts

Vanilla Twilight / White Noise

Dancing to #PrayForPulse

RIP Father Dan Berrigan

Spirituality is the Weed of the Masses: A Healing Session with Karl Marx

My writer's block is finally thawing

When the white heckler said "No Lives Matter"

St. Mary of Perpetual Revolution Pray

Philia

Neo-Platonic Love

What is Christmas for Mike Brown's Family?