Christian Wiman





Christian Wiman


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January 01, 1966

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Christian Wiman is an American poet and editor born in 1966 and raised in West Texas. He graduated from Washington and Lee University and has taught at Northwestern University, Stanford University, Lynchburg College in Virginia, and the Prague School of Economics. In 2003 he became editor of the oldest American magazine of verse, Poetry.

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My Bright Abyss: Meditation...

4.19 avg rating — 1,210 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Every Riven Thing: Poems

4.30 avg rating — 442 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Once in the West: Poems

4.18 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Ambition and Survival: Beco...

4.20 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Hard Night

4.09 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2005
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The Long Home: Winner of th...

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Poetry Magazine

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Poetry (Volume 202, Number ...

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Poetry: Volume 194, Number ...

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“Let us remember...that in the end we go to poetry for one reason, so that we might more fully inhabit our lives and the world in which we live them, and that if we more fully inhabit these things, we might be less apt to destroy both.”
Christian Wiman

“Art is so often better at theology than theology is.”
Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer
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“What you must realize, what you must even come to praise, is the fact that there is no right way that is going to become apparent to you once and for all. The most blinding illumination that strikes and perhaps radically changes your life will be so attenuated and obscured by doubts and dailiness that you may one day come to suspect the truth of that moment at all. The calling that seemed so clear will be lost in echoes of questionings and indecision; the church that seemed to save you will fester with egos, complacencies, banalities; the deepest love of your life will work itself like a thorn in your heart until all you can think of is plucking it out. Wisdom is accepting the truth of this. Courage is persisting with life in spite of it. And faith is finding yourself, in the deepest part of your soul, in the very heart of who you are, moved to praise it.”
Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer

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