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Christian Wiman
Christian Wiman

is a poet and editor of Poetry magazine. He's the author of several volumes of poetry, including Every Riven Thing.

“And I Said To My Soul, Be Loud”

Christian Wiman reads his poem “And I Said To My Soul, Be Loud”

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“And I Said To My Soul, Be Loud”

“Every Riven Thing”

After going three years without having written a poem, Christian Wiman explains how he came about writing this poem and why it took this shape. Listen to his marvelous reading that we included in our production too. Download the MP3 and share it with your friends! God goes, belonging to every riven thing he’s made […]

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“Every Riven Thing”

“From a Window”

Christian Wiman reads his poem “From a Window”

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“From a Window”

“For D.”

Christian Wiman reads his poem “For D.”

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“For D.”

“Hammer Is the Prayer”

Christian Wiman reads his poem “Hammer Is the Prayer”

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“Hammer Is the Prayer”

“It Takes Particular Clicks”

Christian Wiman reads his poem “It Takes Particular Clicks”

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“It Takes Particular Clicks”

“The Reservoir”

Christian Wiman reads his poem “The Reservoir”

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“The Reservoir”

“This Mind of Dying”

Christian Wiman reads his poem “This Mind of Dying”

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“This Mind of Dying”

“Every Riven Thing”

A reflection from Christian Wiman on finding God and wonder in all the world’s imperfection.

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“Every Riven Thing”