Contributions by Christopher Stephen Soden

Book Review: The Human Line by Ellen Bass

By | Book Review, Poetics, Prose

The Human Line by Ellen Bass Copper Canyon Press 2007 In this powerful collection of poetry, Ellen Bass invites the reader to participate in a reawakening of sentience, a renewal of seraphic credentials. How often we hear religious leaders deal in perfunctory, enigmatic, clandestine phrases and homilies that carry very little meaning, if any, for …

Refusing to Diminish Others

By | Prose

Traditionally the busiest time of the year for most retail businesses is the Christmas season. Generally speaking, it’s chaos. Or at least it was when I still worked at Taylors and Borders Books. I was at Taylors from 1983 to 1990. One Christmas we were really in the thick of it. Phones were ringing nonstop. …