Christian Wiman is the author most recently of My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer and a volume of poems, Once in the West. He teaches at Yale University's Institute of Sacred Music.
Poems about the place where we belong
by Christian Wiman | Tuesday, September 07, 2021
by Christian Wiman | Monday, December 02, 2019
“Spirits,” “The Priest at the Pool Party,” “A McDonald’s in Middle America,” “Joy,” and “Land’s End”
by Christian Wiman | Monday, June 04, 2018
What are we feeling when we are feeling joy? And where inside us does that feeling reside?
by Christian Wiman | Tuesday, September 05, 2017
In search of snakes—and the balm of charity and love in a world of infinitely lonely space
by Christian Wiman | Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Between the rupture of life and the rapture of language lies a world of awe and witness
by Christian Wiman | Monday, February 29, 2016
The struggle back to life and faith in the face of pain and the certainty of death
by Christian Wiman | Tuesday, September 04, 2012
The sudden appearance of love and the galvanizing prospect of death lead a young poet back to poetry and a “hope toward God”
by Christian Wiman | Friday, June 01, 2007
To be alive spiritually is to feel the ultimate anxiety of existence within the trivial anxieties of everyday life
by Christian Wiman | Tuesday, June 01, 2010
I never felt the pain of unbelief until I believed. But belief itself is hardly painless.