Articles by Mischa Willett

Mischa Willett is the author of The Elegy Beta (2020) and Phases (2017) and teaches in the English Department at Seattle Pacific University. His essays, translations, and poems appear widely. More information can be found at

Joy of Every Longing Heart: an Advent Meditation

When Constantine entered Rome on October 29, 312 after the battle of Melvian Bridge, after what was essentially his conversion to Christianity following a vision of the cross, he staged a grand arrival ceremony in the city called an adventus, whereat the conquering king was met with popular jubilation. The party lasted for weeks. Finally,…

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