JR

My name is Jeff Reimer.
I write about literature, art, faith, and culture.

Essays
Cultivating Friendship (Comment). Friends are good actually.

Editing as Asceticism (Comment). In which I declare my preference for short books unless it’s the Summa theologiae.

Good Birth, Good Death (Comment). My thirty-ninth birthday got me thinking about death, the creation of the world, the Annunciation, Christ’s crucifixion, and four of my favorite authors, all of whom died when they were thirty-nine.

Going Viral (Comment). I went viral on Twitter. It was weird.

What Comes After: W. H. Auden’s Cure for the Post-Christmas Blues (Commonweal). I was a guest on For the Life of the World, the podcast hosted by the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, talking about this essay and Auden’s long poem For the Time Being.

On Not Burying the Dead (Plough). My wife got cancer. I had an existential crisis.

The Lost Pilgrims: Walker Percy, Richard Ford, and the Substance of Hope (Fare Forward). Two of my favorite novelists deal with the things their characters don’t notice in different but telling ways.

Giving the Sickness a Name: Walker Percy and Acedia (Commonweal). I was reading Walker Percy and a book about acedia at the same time and noticed … some overlap.

Images of the Invisible God (Commonweal). In which I think out loud about what it means to (not) look at God.

Single Premium Life: Vice, Virtue, and Grace in Groundhog Day (Comment). I love this movie.

Scene Sovereignty (Comment). Anne Snyder had Matt Crummy and me on Comment‘s podcast, The Whole Person Revolution, to talk about the themes in this essay.

Reviews
The Blood of Our Attention (Comment). A review of Breaking Bread with the Dead by Alan Jacobs.

Poetry
My poem “Holy Saturday” was published in the anthology Clearing Paths, from Darkly Bright Press.


About
I am an editor for Comment magazine.
I am also a freelance copyeditor and proofreader.

Contact
For writing queries email jreimer@gmail.com.
For Comment queries email jreimer@cardus.ca.

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