Gospel Night

September 2, 2011|
Gospel Night by Michael Waters
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"Waters''s elegant language suggests that there is grace to be found in facing and speaking of our sorrows. . . . His use of humor creates a tension between the profane and the sublime."—Arts & Letters

Among the survivors of the Donner
Party—idiom''s black sense of humor—
Who developed a secret taste for flesh
Flaked between the fluted bones of the wrist?

In his tenth poetry collection,Michael Waters tackles the dual (and dueling) natures of our humanity: sin and transgression, isolation and atrocity, love and darkness, and the desire for a language that can illuminate such ordinary yet disturbing spaces.

Michael Waters: Michael Waters teaches at Monmouth University and in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation. He is Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University in Maryland. His eight books of poems include Darling Vulgarity (2006—finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize), Parthenopi: New and Selecte...
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Title:Gospel Night
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:80 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.23 in
Shipping dimensions:80 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.23 in
Published:September 2, 2011
Publisher:BOA Editions, Ltd.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781934414538

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