‘Shouting Through The Water’: A Story of Strength in Weakness

Benjamin Mann, whose poetry will appear in the pages of StAR later this year, gives an introduction about his poetic gift and how his unusual style was developed by his personal and generational experience and struggles. It’s well worth reading, as are any of his fine articles at Catholic Exchange. You can read it here.

CONGRATULATIONS

TO A NEW LOST GENERATION,

WELCOME TO A NEW WAR

YOU DON’T RECALL VOLUNTEERING FOR –

BUT NOW IT’S TIME TO GO, GET UP

AND GET YOURSELF TOGETHER

OUT OF FRAGMENTS YOU’VE ASSEMBLED

UNDERNEATH THE SHEET METAL

 

CONSOLATIONS

TO A NEW BEAT-DOWN GENERATION,

REACHING UP TO SCRAWL SOMETHING

ACROSS A PAPER SKY –

AND IT’S POETIC, EVEN IF

THE GRAVITY’S AGAINST IT

GETTING NOTICED IN THIS LIFE

AMID THE DIMMING OF THE LIGHTS

Read more at Catholic Exchange.

Michael J. Lichens
Michael J. Lichens is the Editor of Catholic Exchange, book editor of Sophia Institute Press, and blog editor of St. Austin Review. When he's not revising and editing, he is often found studying and writing about GK Chesterton, Religion and Literature, or random points of local history. He holds an A.M. from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a BA from The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. You can find him blogging at Catholic Coffee Drinkers or find him on Twitter @mjordanlichens or facebook.

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