I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

The Jagged Word

By Joel Hess

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Last week we lost a great poet, Maya Angelou.  Well, not really.  She did live a fascinating life worth reading about.   However, she was a so so poet. Then again, I submit that every man, woman, and child who can write is a so so poet. I know that I am not alone regarding this opinion, but I’ll bear the cross while the rest of you scatter.

As I was frothing with anger over the sad state of affairs of literary criticism, I turned my attention to my scheduled search for signs of life in Christian music.  For some reason once in a while I dig through the global record store on my laptop hoping to find a great tune with great lyrics to add to my church’s canon of sacred music.  I suppose my search is akin to a NASA scientist searching for signs of…

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