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By Bruce Beasley. Email or call for price. Description Theophobia is the latest volume in Bruce Beasley's ongoing spiritual meditation which forms a kind of postmodern devotional poetry in a reinvention of the tradition of John Donne, George Herbert, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and T.
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His previous collection, Lord Brain, an extended meditation on neuroscience, cosmology, theology, and language, won the University of Georgia Press' Contemporary Poetry Series Award and was published in Praise For… Beasley outdoes his five prior collections with this spiky, thoughtful, elaborate, sometimes scary, sometimes funny set of verse essays, riffs, and meditations on the idea of a Christian creator-god, and on ideas from evolutionary and molecular biology about how life comes to be Yet it's never just play: he wants answers, from divinity or from DNA, even if he believes that he will not get them, and so his variable, friable, unbalanced verse lines can morph into prayer Careful, sympathetic attention will produce pleasure in Beasley's collisions between curiosity and doubt, as the newest oddities of the life sciences, and the oddest words he can find, crash into dark fears and grapple with ancient questions.
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Careful, sympathetic attention will produce pleasure in Beasley's collisions between curiosity and doubt, as the newest oddities of the life sciences, and the oddest words he can find, crash into dark fears and grapple with ancient questions. This includes not only the putting of lines on paper, but also waiting for customer service or meditating on the grand design of the Toxoplasma gondii lifecycle Beasley casts a broad net, dredging deep in this important contemporary addition to poetic wrestling with the religious.
Writing of Donne in a recent essay, Hill insists that for a certain breed of poet, style is faith, and Beasley may well be such a writer. He is a postmodern descendant of Herbert, Traherne, and Vaughn He draws from these traditions not merely for their substance, but also to enhance his musical chops.
And when he displays those chops, the results can be majestic In his restless search for and fear of God, he combines the ambiguity of postmodernism, the precision of science, and the theology of mysticism into sprawling poems that add surprising twists to our images of divinity For Beasley, language itself becomes a metaphor for the Incarnation; the joining of divinity with humanity is as messy, oblique, and mysterious as the relationship between a word and its meaning Readers are presented with a mind thinking, a particularly energetic mind, one that enjoys the task.
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And despite my own initial hesitations, I found the poems ultimately hospitable The poems consolidate the mind with the spirit, the ordinary with the extreme, possibility with impossibility. They reverberate with the language we hear even as they dismember it. Bruce Beasley is one of a kind, and the inquisitive inventiveness of Theophobia assures that poetry will continue to learn by going where it has to go. Here are uncomfortable poems that feel as familiar as my own doubting mind.
Here is beauty marred with hectic pace that reminds me of the churnings of my own soul. Here is a poetry deeply rewarding to those of us who, like Beasley, wrestle with the metaphysical implications of our world and our lives in it.
This includes not only the putting of lines on paper, but also waiting for customer service or meditating on the grand design of the Toxoplasma gondii lifecycle what sets Theophobia apart as a thick, varied, and always thoughtful exercise is considering such a phenomena as a religious task, revealing of something essential to our understanding of God, as Augustine argued in relation to vipers and worms Beasley casts a broad net, dredging deep in this important contemporary addition to poetic wrestling with the religious.
And when he displays those chops, the results can be majestic a fluency and rhetorical control that no other poet of his generation can match.
And that rewarding difficulty is precisely what makes this book necessary it demands that we participate in its project of imagining how to be resilient, how to be larger. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Compare all 10 new copies. Book Description Condition: New.
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