We Invited Mary Karr to Do a Poetry Reading and a Retreat Broke Out

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Acclaimed memoirist and poet Mary Karr joined the Jesuit Book Club to talk about her most recent poetry collection, “Tropic of Squalor.” The Zoom gathering turned into a deep spiritual conversation, full of Mary’s sharp insight and humor. We hadn’t planned on running the book club meeting as an AMDG podcast, but it was too good not to share. 

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Mike Jordan Laskey is the director of communications at the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. He leads a team responsible for the Jesuits.org website, social media and vocation promotion.

Nick Ripatrazone is a writer, editor and teacher. He is the culture editor for Image Journal and a contributing editor for the Catholic Herald (UK).