A recap of the books I read in 2022.
A conversation with Sophfronia Scott. Sophfronia is a novelist, essayist, and leading contemplative thinker whose work has appeared in numerous publications and received a 2020 Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts. Her book The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton received the 2021 Thomas Merton "Louie" Award from the International Thomas Merton Society. She is the founding director of Alma College’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing, a low residency graduate program based in Alma, Michigan.
A conversation with the poet and Episcopal priest, Travis Helms. Travis is the author of the book, "Blowing Clover, Falling Rain" and is the founder and curator of the LOGOS reading series, as well as executive director of EcoTheo Collective.
A conversation with Jonathan Merritt. Jonathan is one of America’s most popular writers on issues of faith and culture. He is author of several critically-acclaimed books, including Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing - and How We Can Revive Them, named “Book of the Year” by the Englewood Review of Books.
A crossover episode featuring an interview with me, Matt Boutte, on The Dharmadillo Podcast. We talk about Jimmy Buffett as a business, about my spiritual life, and about some of my reading and writing practices, among other things.
A conversation with Jason Myers. Jason is a poet, a minister, and the Editor-in-Chief of the EcoTheo Review.
A conversation with the poet and writer Leah Naomi Green. Leah's most recent book is "The More Extravagant Feast" and she is the recipient of the 2021 Lucille Clifton Legacy Award.
It goes without saying that 2020 was a weird year for all of us but in many ways, it allowed me the time to read a lot more than I have in most years previously. The launch of The Deckle Edge Podcast helped too, as I try and read everything I can the author has … Continue reading 2020 Books Read in Review
Roger is the #1 Bestselling author and illustrator of five books including, The Painting Table, My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes., and the upcoming Faces: A Love Story. Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Roger had the privilege of painting with children who witnessed this tragic event. The experience profoundly affected him and … Continue reading Roger Hutchison
The threshold to add a book to my reading list is very, very low. A reference to a book in another book I’m enjoying, in a podcast I like, or even an offhand quip from a friend is likely to result in an addition to my list and soon, to my shelves. This approach rarely … Continue reading Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman