Last week the students in my Writing Close to the Earth online class read George Orwell's classic essay, "Politics and the English Language." In it ... Read More
In the vast amount of music I’ve listened to over the years, there are only a few albums that I’d call “transcendent,” and that looks awfully dramatic now that I see it in writing. But I don’t know how else to put it, other than they refuse to stay in the background whenever I listen to them, or I can pop them in the CD player anytime and feel carried to another place.
Anyway. What I’m trying to say is Death in Reverse, Jeremy Casella’s 2014 album, is on that special short list. I like to pull it out around Holy Week or the first turn of spring, when I need songs of warmth and resurrection. And if you haven’t had a chance to hear it yet, well hey, you can download it for free right now! And you must, because it’s perfect for your Easter soundtrack.
Jen was born and raised in central Florida, but now lives in the strange land of southern New England. Her words have appeared in TS Poetry’s Every Day Poems, CCM Magazine, and other publications, and she recently released her first poetry collection Ruins & Kingdoms. Some of her favorite things include used bookstores, good coffee, messing about in the kitchen, and local adventures with her husband Chris.