One of the 99 Poets

Sunday morning, I received notification that my poem, “Unfed Hunger,” will be among the 99 selected for Liberty’s Vigil, The Occupied Anthology: 99 Poets among the 99%, slated for publication by FootHills Publishing in January.

“Unfed Hunger” is part of a longer series of poems I wrote using the Bible’s book of Matthew as source material. The longer piece, Lunch With the Tax Collector, has 28 parts — one drawn from each chapter of Matthew. “Unfed Hunger” comes from verse 35 in chapter 25: “I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your homes …”

I am pleased to have my poem included in the anthology, which aims to compile some of the themes that support the Occupy Wall Street movement. In my opinion, followers of Jesus too often follow an economic system that works against the example he set for us. Economic justice is at the heart of Christ’s message, and I hope my poem can illuminate that in some way.


~ by ericedits on December 5, 2011.

2 Responses to “One of the 99 Poets”

  1. That is very impressive and I would love to read your work.


  2. Congratulations! I agree with your views on Christians’ weak connection of economic theory to Jesus’ teachings. I hope your poem is a light to those who read it.


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