Every Riven Thing

Author: Christian Wiman
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466878223
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A vibrant new collection from one of America's most talented young poets Every Riven Thing is Christian Wiman's first collection in seven years, and rarely has a book of poetry so borne the stamp of necessity. Whether in stark, haiku-like descriptions of a cancer ward, surrealistic depictions of a social order coming apart, or fluent, defiant outpourings of praise, Wiman pushes his language and forms until they break open, revealing startling new truths within. The poems are joyful and sorrowful at the same time, abrasive and beautiful, densely physical and credibly mystical. They attest to the human hunger to feel existence, even at its most harrowing, and the power of art to make our most intense experiences not only apprehensible but transfiguring.
Every Riven Thing
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Christian Wiman
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-12 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A vibrant new collection from one of America's most talented young poets Every Riven Thing is Christian Wiman's first collection in seven years, and rarely has a book of poetry so borne the stamp of necessity. Whether in stark, haiku-like descriptions of a cancer ward, surrealistic depictions of a social
Cancer Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Iain Twiddy
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-29 - Publisher: Springer

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Once in the West
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Christian Wiman
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-09 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

One of The New York Times' 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A searing new collection from one of our country's most important poets Memories mercies mostly aren't but there were I swear days veined with grace —from "Memory's Mercies" Once in the West,
Poems of Devotion
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Luke Hankins
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-30 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Poems of Devotion is a collection of the finest recent poems in the devotional mode, which the editor examines in detail in the introductory essay. The seventy-seven poets collected here demonstrate the ongoing vitality of poetry as a spiritual practice, in the long tradition of poets, psalmists, and mystics from
Hammer Is the Prayer
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Christian Wiman
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-15 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A visionary selection from one of America’s foremost poets One of the most distinctive voices in contemporary American poetry, Christian Wiman has forged a singular style that fuses a vivid and propulsive music with clear-eyed realism, wry humor, and visionary lament. In his “daring and urgent” (The New York Times