The Necessary Poetics of Atheism: Essays and Poems by Martín EspadaThe Necessary Poetics of Atheism: Essays and Poems by Martín Espada

The Necessary Poetics of Atheism: Essays and Poems

byMartín Espada, Lauren Marie Schmidt, J.D. Schraffenberger

Paperback | October 12, 2016

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“The Necessary Poetics of Atheism” collects poems and essays by three award-winning contemporary poets who demonstrate how atheism informs their poetics: as "a vehicle of political protest" in the work of Martín Espada, as a form of activism and secular goodness in Lauren Marie Schmidt's poems, and as an aesthetic confrontation of a theistic worldview in J. D. Schraffenberger's writing. An enlightening foreword by the atheist philosopher Andrew Sneddon and a compelling introduction by poet Heid E. Erdrich invite us to read these "uneasy, contentious, complex, powerful, triumphant voices that allow goodness to shine without God." Espada asks, "Where, then, does an atheist poet put his or her faith? Where do we find our salvation? Some poets would say: Poetry." Put your faith in “The Necessary Poetics of Atheism” and find salvation in these provocative pages.

Martín Espada has published nearly twenty books as poet, editor, essayist, and translator. His most recent collection of poems is Vivas to Those Who Have Failed. Other collections of poems include The Trouble Ball, The Republic of Poetry, and Alabanza. Among his many honors is the Shelley Memorial Award. He is professor of English at U...
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Title:The Necessary Poetics of Atheism: Essays and PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.18 inPublished:October 12, 2016Publisher:Twelve Winters PressLanguage:English

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Foreword, Andrew Sneddon; Introduction, Heid E. Erdrich; The Shiny Aluminum of God, Martín Espada; The Atheist in Holy Places, Lauren Marie Schmidt; What Truth Is To Be Had: An Atheist Poetics, J.D. Schraffenberger.