Summer/Fall 2019 ISSUE: Table of Contents

We dedicate this issue to John Whitworth (Dec. 11, 1945-April 20, 2019), a much-missed contributor to Light and many, many other journals. For a taste of his brilliant and generous life, read our appreciation here. And for a rollicking verse tribute to John by Ed Shacklee, click here. (Other tributes to John can be found at The HyperTextsThe Society of Classical Poets, poetry pf, and (soon) Better Than Starbucks.)

The soul is like a little mouse.
He hides inside the body’s house
With anxious eyes and twitchy nose
As in and out he comes and goes,
A friendly, inoffensive ghost
Who lives on tea and buttered toast. …
So we go on, my soul and I,
Until, the day I have to die,
He packs his bags, puts on his hat
And leaves for ever. Just like that.
~ John Whitworth
(excerpt from “The Soul, a Poem,” first published in The Spectator)