By Gary D. Swaim,Karla Morton

ISBN-10: 1498204155

ISBN-13: 9781498204156

ISBN-10: 1498204171

ISBN-13: 9781498204170

whereas it's most unlikely to grasp how or whilst a unified view of the self and the universe turned divided in our Western view of items, Gary D. Swaim's poems contend that our international isn't really dualistic. should still we glance to Saint Paul or Saint Augustine as chargeable for the world's middle rift--even occasional middle waft?
More most likely, the "fault" lies in our behavior of seeing issues as both actual or non secular, fabric or immaterial, for the relaxation of categorizing our rules and studies into wallet of idea in hopes of exercise a level of imagined keep an eye on over the complexities of lifestyles. even if this assortment is split into halves, the road keeping apart those sections is porous, or not less than permeable . . . certainly, A might be Line questions even if that line exists in any respect, with unmarried phrases, stanzas, photographs, or even complete poems relocating backward and forward among the cloth and the non secular. Swaim's poems are tough round their edges from passing backward and forward via "a probably line," doubtful in their areas, arbitrarily put right here or there--all engaging of the cloth and the non secular in a suite that merges our divided knowing of ourselves and the universe.

"Gary Swaim offers his readers an incarnational poetry. physique and spirit entwine in a tango of gravity and beauty, ardour, and parousia. the following the poetic muse touches us, sings to us, and transfigures our frailties into the humility of a shared humanity, our fallibilities into possibilities to coach and examine from each other, and our fallenness into the flight of the inventive imagination."
--Charles Sullivan, college of Dallas, Irving, TX

"The poems during this little booklet are a sworn statement to the human spirit's awesome skill to rework discomfort and abject terror into whatever unusually appealing and infrequently even humorous. a lot of those poems have been encouraged by means of Gary Swaim's fifty-four day coma and six-month hospitalization in 2006. Others deal movingly with the deaths of his mom and dad and one in all his scholars, whereas nonetheless others fantasize concerning the internal suggestions of biblical figures corresponding to Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Leah, task, Jesus, and Mary. All are marked through a childlike experience of ask yourself on the attractiveness and secret of the world."
--Michael McGaha, Pomona collage, Claremont, CA

Gary D. Swaim is a school member within the grasp of Liberal reports application at Southern Methodist college in Dallas. A Minnie-Stevens Piper Professor of Texas, he has authored chapbooks Rider of Asses and Lighted Matches and is a featured poet in 8 Voices: modern Poetry of the Southwest. He has additionally written and produced a play in line with the lifetime of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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