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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 most unlikely to grasp how or while 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 international isn't really dualistic. may still we glance to Saint Paul or Saint Augustine as liable for the world's middle rift--even occasional middle flow?
More most probably, 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 reports into wallet of notion in hopes of exercise a level of imagined keep an eye on over the complexities of lifestyles. even though this assortment is split into halves, the road setting 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 whole 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 might be line," doubtful in their areas, arbitrarily positioned right here or there--all engaging of the cloth and the religious in a suite that merges our divided figuring out 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. 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 coach and examine from each other, and our fallenness into the flight of the artistic imagination."
--Charles Sullivan, collage of Dallas, Irving, TX

"The poems during this little publication are an affidavit to the human spirit's awesome skill to remodel discomfort and abject terror into anything surprisingly attractive and sometimes even humorous. lots of those poems have been encouraged through 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 in regards to the internal innovations of biblical figures comparable to Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Leah, task, Jesus, and Mary. All are marked by means of a childlike experience of ask yourself on the good looks and secret of the world."
--Michael McGaha, Pomona university, Claremont, CA

Gary D. Swaim is a school member within the grasp of Liberal reviews 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 accordance with the lifetime of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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