Books, Podcasts, & Movies


Making Certain it Goes On – Richard Hugo

Naomi Nye, all works (especially: 19 Varieties of Gazelle) 

Mary Oliver, all works (especially: Felicity)

William Stafford, all works


Poetry is a Kind of Lying Jack Gilbert
Saguaro Brenda Hilman
Driving West Linda Pastan
In Blackwater Woods Mary Oliver
The Sky William Stafford
Love Poem Tim Seibles
The Bells Anne Sexton
Tenderness and Rot Kay Ryan
The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart Jack Gilbert
It Happens All The Time In Heaven Hafez
somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond e.e. cummings
What Kind of Times Are These Adrienne Rich
After Auschwitz Anne Sexton
Shoulders Naomi Nye
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Dylan Thomas
The Waking Theodore Roethke
Poetry Marianne Moore
A Settlement Mary Oliver
Theories of the Soul Karen An-Hwei Lee
You, Darkness Rainier Maria Rilke
Shoulders Naomi Nye
Untitled Tod Marshall
Grandmother Killing Rabbits Sam Green
Birthday Poem Tod Marshall



Echoing Silence, essays by Thomas Merton

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell


Art + Culture Commentary

Landscapes: John Berger on Art

How Do We Look? by Mary Beard

Podcast: Pop Culture Pelican



East of Eden by John Steinbeck

David James Duncan, all works

The Lord of the Rings (trilogy) by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien



  • Oldboy
  • Moneyball
  • The Intouchables
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Ex Machina 
  • Her
  • Maniac 
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Departures
  • The Lives of Others

Catholic Stuff

A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken

Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

What Catholics Really Believe by Karl Keating

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

A Prayer Journal by Flannery O’Connor

Spiritual Writings by Flannery O’Conner

Silence by Shusaku Endo

Fr. John Riccardo (audio)

Word on Fire (audio)

Give Us This Day / Magnificat

Skete – Orthodox Byzantine Icons