Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Essays. In 2016 Americans asked: What kind of darkness is this? What is the quality of light? This book gives citizens of a dark time a glittering crown of light—testimony, resonant questions, stories of engagement with confusion, and songs of restoration. Following an introduction by David Oates setting the book's offerings in the tradition of deep thinkers from Hannah Arendt to Adrienne Rich, COME SHINING delivers one articulate companion after another in our mutual pilgrimage toward a new way to be a community, a nation, and a world.
These are not feel-good reassurances; they are sustaining reports of struggle, inquiry, and vision—a book for the backpack of a traveler toward our better destiny.