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Poet Robert Hass explains why form is essential, for both readers and writers of poetry.
Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol presses his case about just how relevant Jesus is to his faith today.
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Marking the 50-year anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, a Jewish activist travels the Middle East in search of answers.
In a historical novel that makes for delightful reading, best-selling writer Margaret George gives her readers a more sensitive, introspective version of teen-heartthrob Nero.