When the Gnostic Gospels collide with new age spiritualism, the Oxford Happiness Test, and treatises on Buddhist practice, we know we're in the territory of a Bruce Beasley collection. Alternately devout and heretical, Beasleyknown for his intense and continuing soul-quest through previous award-winning booksinterrogates the absurdities, psychic violence, and spiritual condition of twenty-first century America with despair, philosophic intelligence, and piercing humor.
Bruce Beasley is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Theophobia (BOA, 2012). The winner of numerous literary awards and fellowships, he lives in Bellingham, WA, where he is a professor of English at Western Washington University.
The PartsTorn-to-Pieces-HoodPart I Thou Must LeaveReport to the Provost on the Progress of My Leave 1Me Meaneth 4Reading Jesus Again, with a New Prescription 9Part II Disorientation PsalmTohu Bohu 13Looking Down the Cliff, with Schopenhauer, on Black Friday 16 The Last Good 19"I Don't Like My Soul Parts" 21Reading The Purpose Driven Life, with Schopenhauer 22Part III HymenealNuptial Song 26On Marriage 29Antithalamion 30What Do You Think the Poet Is Trying to Say? 33The Name of the Island Was Marriage 35Offspring Insprung 39Part IV The Sixth Dust Revised Catechism 43Cleft for Me Let Me Hide Myself from Thee 45Such and Such and Such and Such 47Part V The Mass of the Ordinary Kyrie 51Embolism 54Sanctus 57Credo 58Fraction Rite 60Agnus Dei 63Benedictus 65Gloria 68 NONORDINARY TO THE POEMS 70
Series: American Poets Continuum
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 10th October 2017
Publisher: BOA ED
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 0.25