Sojourners Takes the Lead on Audio Poems

Sojourners magazine, the leading publication for progressive Christians and where I moonlight as poetry editor when I’m not blogging, now offers a unique poetry feature on our Web site

All poets featured in the print publication are also showcased online with audio clips of the poets reading their work and sharing about their inspiration and writing process.

Rachel Guido deVries
Rachel Guido deVries

The poet featured for December 2008 is Rachel Guido deVries, who teaches creative writing in New York. Her most recent collection of poems is The Brother Inside Me (Guernica Editions, 2008). She gives a moving reading of her poem, “Imperfection,” and shares how a study of the word “religion” led her to write about faith in a new and surprising way.

To hear more readings and interviews with Sojourners’ featured poets, check out the Web exclusives at And kudos go to Jeannie Choi and Matt Hildreth for making all this cool online stuff happen!.

One response to “Sojourners Takes the Lead on Audio Poems”

  1. Dear Rosemarie Berger, I just saw on Google that my poem, Imperfection, which you mention above, won first prize in the Evangelical Assn. awards…what a thrill to find that. I thank you for taking it for Sojourner’s, and for mentioning it here.

    peace and friendship,
    Rachel Guido deVries

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