Poiema

Institute for faith, culture, and creativity

William Zinsser On Good Writing

Good writing has an aliveness that keeps the reader reading from one paragraph to the next, and it’s not a question of gimmicks to “personalize” the author. It’s a question of using the English language in a way that will achieve the greatest clarity and strength. Can such principles be taught? Maybe not. But most […]

Poiema Launch and Introduction

C.S. Lewis on the Reading of Old Books

It has always therefore been one of my main endeavors as a teacher to persuade the young that first-hand knowledge is not only more worth acquiring than second-hand knowledge, but is usually much easier and more delightful to acquire…Naturally, since I myself am a writer, I do not wish the ordinary reader to read no […]