Kimberly Meyer

Kimberly Meyer’s poems and essays have appeared in the Oxford American, the Georgia Review, Agni, the Southern Review, and elsewhere, and her audio-documentary work has aired on This American Life. She is currently completing a book on the pilgrimages she has made to various American shrines, and beginning another in which she retraces the medieval pilgrimage route of a Dominican friar who traveled to the Holy Land and Mount Sinai in 1483.

Holy City of the Wichitas

An omphalos is an ancient religious stone, hollow and often beehive-shaped, its surface intricately carved. The most famous one was discovered at the temple of the oracle, at Delphi, but similar objects have been found in Rome, Iraq, Egypt. According…