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By Gary D. Swaim,Karla Morton

ISBN-10: 1498204155

ISBN-13: 9781498204156

ISBN-10: 1498204171

ISBN-13: 9781498204170

whereas it really is very unlikely to grasp how or whilst a unified view of the self and the universe grew to become divided in our Western view of items, Gary D. Swaim's poems contend that our global isn't really dualistic. should still we glance to Saint Paul or Saint Augustine as liable for the world's center rift--even occasional middle waft?
More most likely, the "fault" lies in our behavior of seeing issues as both actual or religious, fabric or immaterial, for the relief of categorizing our principles and stories into wallet of notion in hopes of exercise a level of imagined regulate over the complexities of lifestyles. even supposing this assortment is split into halves, the road isolating those sections is porous, or a minimum of permeable . . . certainly, A might be Line questions no matter if that line exists in any respect, with unmarried phrases, stanzas, photos, or even whole poems relocating backward and forward among the cloth and the religious. Swaim's poems are tough round their edges from passing backward and forward via "a maybe line," doubtful in their areas, arbitrarily put right here or there--all engaging of the cloth and the religious in a suite that merges our divided realizing of ourselves and the universe.

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

"The poems during this little publication are a sworn statement to the human spirit's amazing skill to remodel discomfort and abject terror into anything unusually attractive and sometimes even humorous. lots of those poems have been encouraged by way 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 considered one of his scholars, whereas nonetheless others fantasize concerning the internal options of biblical figures similar to Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Leah, activity, Jesus, and Mary. All are marked by means of a childlike feel of ask yourself on the good looks and secret of the world."
--Michael McGaha, Pomona university, Claremont, CA

Gary D. Swaim is a college member within the grasp of Liberal experiences software at Southern Methodist collage 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 response to the lifetime of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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