Betsy Brown

About Betsy Brown

Betsy K. Brown is a teacher and chair of humanities at an Arizona high school and also works as a columnist for the Institute for Classical Education. She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University’s MFA in Creative Writing program. Ms. Brown's published writing includes work for CiRCE Institute, Relief Journal, Art House America, and Curator Magazine.

“Untangling”

By |2020-09-13T12:15:55-05:00September 13th, 2020|Categories: Poetry|

The mother finds joy in untangling The necklaces. She pulls the silver strands, Unbraiding gently, as if it is her Young daughter’s hair after a day Outdoors. Time is of little importance: […]

“Poetry and Postulancy”

By |2020-08-20T10:00:54-05:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: Christianity, Literature, Poetry|

We are not all meant for meter, she says. Still, you try on order like a vestment; Long, sober, and reliable, it fits, Or doesn’t—it maddens you like slant rhyme, Like prayers that impossibly find a home Inside the swollen hours of weekdays. […]

“The Art of Loving”

By |2020-08-10T15:59:53-05:00August 2nd, 2020|Categories: Love, Poetry|

The art of loving might look like a bard’s Familiar ballad, playful yet precise— All fingers dancing, never strained by self Or hesitation, fret to joyful fret, A perfect, reckless, troubadour’s delight, Like friends who wonder at the firmament’s Vast steadiness, how it remains the same, Yet never ceases to draw our eyes up. [...]

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