Richard Spilman is the author of two books of poetry: In the Night Speaking (Sacramento Poetry Center) and Suspension, a chapbook from New American Press. He has also published two books of short fiction. His faith extends to baseball, where he is a fan of both the Royals and the Cubs.
Image, a literary and arts quarterly founded in 1989, is a unique forum for the best writing and artwork that is informed by—or grapples with—religious faith. We have never been interested in art that merely regurgitates dogma or falls back on easy answers or didacticism. Instead, our focus has been on writing and visual artwork that embody a spiritual struggle, that seek to strike a balance between tradition and a profound openness to the world. Here the larger questions of existence intersect with what the poet Albert Goldbarth calls the "greasy doorknobs and salty tearducts" of our everyday lives.
Each issue explores this relationship through outstanding fiction, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture, film, music, interviews, and dance. Image also features four-color reproductions of visual art.
Number 73 / Spring 2012