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Painting: Pharaoh’s Daughter & Moses by Marc Chagall

As we go deep into the story of Exodus, and learn more about Jewish midrash from Karl Stevens and Daniel Bogard’s “Lost in the Wilderness” podcast, it makes sense to explore some of the “cultural midrash” that have been drawn out of the biblical narrative by both Christian and secular artists and writers.  A beautiful example of this is Eleanor Wilner’s poem Epitaph.  Wilner teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA program, and has received the Juniper Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation.  In describing her own poetic vision, she writes: (more…)