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By Gary D. Swaim,Karla Morton

whereas it truly is very unlikely to understand how or while 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 dualistic. may still we glance to Saint Paul or Saint Augustine as accountable for the world's center rift--even occasional center float?
More most likely, the "fault" lies in our behavior of seeing issues as both actual or religious, fabric or immaterial, for the relaxation of categorizing our rules and stories into wallet of notion in hopes of workout a level of imagined keep an eye on over the complexities of existence. even supposing this assortment is split into halves, the road keeping apart those sections is porous, or at the very least permeable . . . certainly, A possibly Line questions no matter if that line exists in any respect, with unmarried phrases, stanzas, photographs, or even whole poems relocating from side to side among the fabric and the non secular. Swaim's poems are tough round their edges from passing backward and forward via "a probably line," doubtful in their areas, arbitrarily positioned right here or there--all participating of the cloth and the religious in a suite that merges our divided knowing of ourselves and the universe.

"Gary Swaim provides his readers an incarnational poetry. physique and spirit entwine in a tango of gravity and style, 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 educate and study from each other, and our fallenness into the flight of the inventive imagination."
--Charles Sullivan, college of Dallas, Irving, TX

"The poems during this little booklet are a sworn statement to the human spirit's notable skill to remodel soreness and abject terror into whatever unusually appealing 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 every of his scholars, whereas nonetheless others fantasize in regards to the internal strategies of biblical figures resembling Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Leah, activity, Jesus, and Mary. All are marked through a childlike experience of ask yourself on the attractiveness and secret of the world."
--Michael McGaha, Pomona collage, Claremont, CA

Gary D. Swaim is a college 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 keeping with the lifetime of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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