new and strange messages from God

Chris LaMay-West interviews
Peter Vanderberg


Our poetry co-editor Chris LaMay-West recently had this exchange with Peter Vanderberg, our Issue #20 featured poet. Here’s what he had to say about the scriptural, literary, and artistic inspirations behind his crown of sonnets, how he views his role as a teacher of writing, and how military life can foster a creative life… Read more


Poetry Issue #20

Office of the Dead

By Peter Vanderberg

The illumination for Office of the Dead

baffles scholars: Two corpses share a grave

while bones lie scattered

among gravedigger’s tools.

Two monks, in corpse-brown robes,

vigil the dead, reading scripture.
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