Fleda Brown, former poet laureate of Delaware, won the Felix Pollak Prize for her newest collection of poems, Reunion (Wisconsin). Professor emerita at the University of Delaware, she has taught for twenty-seven years, for a time directing the Poets in the Schools program. She now teaches in the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma, Washington. Her recent book of personal essays is titled Driving with Dvorak (Nebraska).
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 77 / Spring 2013