If the material is personal, I change the names of the living: they can elect to claim their part or not. This is different from anything I did in the first book: the first book involved itself more with damage and this new book is more about reconciliation.
by Amy Weldon
At this point in Reece’s story, poetry and ministry begin to draw and twine together, taking the narrative, literally, to an unexpected place: Our Little Roses, a girl’s orphanage in Honduras.
by Vicraj Gill
“It can be very circuitous to find your way to what’s plain, what’s natural to you, the best forms for your mind.” It was those very circuits that eventually led her back to her first loves, literature and writing.
by Vicraj Gill
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Part 2 of Bloom’s exclusive video interview with Spencer Reece and Dar Williams. Learn more about the Our Little Roses poetry and documentary project; and donate before the the end of the year!
Bloom sat down with Spencer and Dar—who first met thirty years ago at Wesleyan College—to talk about their friendship; the relationship between art, spirituality, and social engagement; blooming in their 40s; and the Our Little Roses project.
by Padre Spencer Reece
The dream—of having the girls write the poems of their stories for the world to hear—persisted. I believed a book of their poems accompanied by their drawings would help the world not forget about Honduras.