New PDF release: A Perhaps Line: Poetry of the Material and Immaterial Worlds

By Gary D. Swaim,Karla Morton

whereas it really is very 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 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 center float?
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 concept in hopes of exercise a level of imagined keep watch over over the complexities of lifestyles. even if this assortment is split into halves, the road setting apart those sections is porous, or no less than permeable . . . certainly, A possibly Line questions no matter if that line exists in any respect, with unmarried phrases, stanzas, pictures, or even complete poems relocating from side to side among the fabric and the religious. Swaim's poems are tough round their edges from passing from side to side via "a maybe line," doubtful in their locations, arbitrarily put the following or there--all participating of the fabric and the religious 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 charm, 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 study from each other, and our fallenness into the flight of the inventive imagination."
--Charles Sullivan, collage of Dallas, Irving, TX

"The poems during this little booklet are an affidavit to the human spirit's impressive skill to rework ache and abject terror into whatever surprisingly attractive and infrequently even humorous. lots 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 every of his scholars, whereas nonetheless others fantasize in regards to the internal recommendations of biblical figures reminiscent of Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Leah, task, Jesus, and Mary. All are marked via a childlike experience of ask yourself on the good looks and secret of the world."
--Michael McGaha, Pomona collage, Claremont, CA

Gary D. Swaim is a college member within the grasp of Liberal experiences application 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 according to the lifetime of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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