deanna boulard

DeannaBoulard


a worker’s prayer:
on what we’re making and how we’re making it


‘a worker’s prayer’ seeks to begin conversation about work’s place in our lives through artist’s letters and essays, book reviews, interviews, and experience.  so many of us devote most of our days to work, but how many of us fulfill the commandment: “whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly, as unto the lord” or consistently give our work to god, knowing that “whether we live therefore, or die, we are the lord’s?”  deanna’s blog desires to be a forum where people of faith can encourage each other toward these goals.

deanna boulard lives in louisville, and delights in windows, bach, and marmalade.  she has her mfa from the university of maryland and worked as a language assistant in southern france.  Sometimes she has flashbacks of her favorite views, which make it hard to see what’s in front of her.  she would like to live every day aware that “the present is the point at which time touches eternity.”

read more of deanna’s work from ANTLER here.

 



resources for faithful practitioners of creativity and creative practitioners of faith...

interview: amber nelson

{ in this interview, poet amber nelson brings the heat discussing vision, revision, and attentiveness }

when you picture someone reading your poetry, how do...

interview: michael martin

{ in this interview, poet michael martin discusses approaches to creating poems. }

when you picture someone reading your poetry, how do you see them?...

interview: sheldon lee compton

{ in this interview, sheldon lee compton ruminates on fiction, revision, and writing as a life discipline }

when you picture someone reading your fiction,...

interview: karen swallow prior

{ in this interview, karen swallow prior discuss her process and the challenges of writing toward truth }

you’re primarily known as—I think—a lover and...

interview: david wright

{ in this interview, poet david wright discusses craft, inspiration, and revision }

when you picture someone reading your poetry, how do you see them?...

“walking with kindness” by mark liebenow

What is required of us is to do justice, love kindness,

 and walk humbly with our God. Micah 6:8

 

I imagine Micah...

“a made thing” by heather caliri

For a long time, I simply felt helpless.

My youth pastor in high school was spiritually abusive to many of us, and he sexually abused...

“the devil you know: rough drafts” by elizabeth jarrett andrew

Poor revision, unfairly maligned due to a quirk of human nature! We beasts prefer prowling on familiar territory, rooting up the same soil with...

interview: aaron belz

{an interview with poet and essayist aaron belz, who recently released his third collection of poetry, GLITTER BOMB}

when you picture someone reading your poetry,...

a worker’s prayer: van gogh on sight

When it’s warm outside and the food processing plant doesn’t smell, I sit on the call center steps and drink tea in the sun....

interview: shane mccrae

{an interview with poet shane mccrae, whose newest collection, FORGIVENESS FORGIVENESS, will be published by factory hollow press next month. pre-order it here}

when you picture...

creative luxury: beyond maslow

A few months ago my husband, our two kids, and I returned from seven years in China, where we served with Food for the...