The dignity of the artist lies in his duty
of keeping awake
a sense of wonder in this world.
Abigail Carroll is a poet and author whose most recent book, A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim (Eerdmans, 2017), has been called "witty, compassionate, and rich" by author and Franciscan Richard Rohr. Her first book, Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal (Basic Books, 2013), was a finalist for the Zocalo Public Square Book Prize, and her poems appear in the anthology Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide (Paraclete Press, 2016) as well as in numerous magazines and journals, including The Anglican Theological Review, The Christian Century, Crab Orchard Review, Midwest Quarterly, River Oak Review, Sojourners, Spiritus, and Terrain. In addition, her prose has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Boston Globe. Carroll holds a PhD in American Studies from Boston University, where she has taught history and writing. She makes her home in Vermont, where she serves as pastor of arts and spiritual formation at Church at the Well, and where she enjoys walking in the woods and photographing nature. The banner images on this site are her own.