In this issue on the "aesthetics of silence," the portfolio features the work of Y.Z. Kami. Mark Burrows curates six poems. Michael Hebbeler, of the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, describes how art informs a seminar he teaches in discernment. Artist and art critic Jonathan A. Anderson writes of musician and composer John Cage. Brian Kirby reflects on the importance of silence for the Taizé community in France. Theologian Mark DelCogliano writes about his experience of silence when he lived for a time as a Trappist monk. Colleen Carpenter connects the themes of silencing and justice in her essay on the pink crosses that mark the feminicide that is happening in the midst of the drug war in Mexico. Biblical scholar David Penchansky offers a review of the film Silence. John Shorb's interview with Hratch Arbach, Jennifer Awes-Freeman's review of the Minneapolis Institute of Art's exhibit about Martin Luther to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and Mark McInroy's book notes round out the issue.
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