A Spell for Living: Interview with Keisha-Gaye Anderson

Sydney Kay interviews Agape author Keisha-Gaye Anderson about her multimedia poetry collection, A Spell for Living, exploring self-awareness, resilience, and making peace with that which cannot be changed. SK: This collection feels like a call to action, or even a handbook for life, drawing from your own experiences and your ancestors’ experiences. These poems have…

Onward

Hello, numinous community! The past year has been a tumultuous one for many of the Agape Editions family. Our tiny staff has experienced illnesses, accidents, hospital stays, dramatic professional and career changes, cross-country relocations, deaths & other family tragedies. We went on a brief hiatus last autumn; now, along with the rest of the planet,…

Madeleine in Church

As the Christian holy days passed, I reflected a great deal on my own desires to believe in the resurrection with steadfast, unquestioning purity. My own waters of faith are easily troubled by the ramblings of my mind and the experiences of my past. In “Madeleine in Church,” a poem by British writer Charlotte Mew…

I Contain Multitudes: Tarot, the Self, and the World

This morning, I drew The World. Not really, of course—though the thought of that makes me smile—but through a card pulled from my Tarot deck. As a graduate student whose schedule frequently ricochets from being relatively manageable to overwhelming in a second, I’ve tried to maintain a sense of routine by starting each morning the same…