Ed Simon is the associate editor of the Marginalia Review of Books, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books. He holds a PhD in English from Lehigh University, where he specialized in seventeenth-century religion and literature. Regularly published at a number of different sites, he can be followed at his website, or on Twitter @WithEdSimon.
Recent Posts by Ed
About three or four years ago, I began to see a strange, arresting, and beautiful image circulate among some of my Twitter and Facebook friends—a stark white and black agit-prop expressivist engraving of the Virgin Mary with a defiant fist raised in the air while she stomps on a twisted Satanic serpent, encircled by a cartouche inscribed with a variation from the Magnificat.
Totally predictable, yet totally magical.
Glossolalia–not just for Pentecost anymore.
There’s a long history of calling people the devil. It doesn’t usually turn out well.
Not all conversions come with a big shiny light.
Celebrating 160 years of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.