Arts, Books, and Media

In Arts, Books, and Media, we feature book excerpts, book reviews, poetry, photography, fiction, images of visual artwork, reflections on art or on the life of the artist, and other creative endeavors by or of interest to women in the academy and professions.

By Karen Swallow Prior

As a graduate student, Karen Swallow Prior was introduced to John Milton's concept of reading books promiscuously by a professor initially hostile to Christianity.

By Luci Shaw

Poet Luci Shaw shares the delight of the creative process, "when that random pebble of an image discovers its true home."

By Bobbette Rose

What purpose does art have in the church and in our world? Artist Bobbette Rose travels to Africa and back considering the question.

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

Carmen Acevedo Butcher describes her plans to step away from a daily dance with the Internet and hunker down in the quiet of Lent.