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By Gary D. Swaim,Karla Morton

whereas it truly is very unlikely to understand how or whilst a unified view of the self and the universe grew to become divided in our Western view of items, Gary D. Swaim's poems contend that our global isn't dualistic. should still we glance to Saint Paul or Saint Augustine as answerable for the world's center rift--even occasional middle waft?
More most probably, 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 studies into wallet of concept in hopes of workout a level of imagined regulate over the complexities of existence. even though this assortment is split into halves, the road keeping apart those sections is porous, or no less than permeable . . . certainly, A might be Line questions even if that line exists in any respect, with unmarried phrases, stanzas, photos, 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 from side to side via "a possibly line," doubtful in their areas, arbitrarily positioned right here or there--all participating of the cloth and the non secular in a set that merges our divided realizing 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. right here 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 research from each other, and our fallenness into the flight of the inventive imagination."
--Charles Sullivan, collage of Dallas, Irving, TX

"The poems during this little publication are a sworn statement to the human spirit's notable skill to remodel ache and abject terror into anything unusually appealing and infrequently even humorous. a lot 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 all his scholars, whereas nonetheless others fantasize concerning the internal strategies of biblical figures corresponding to Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Leah, activity, Jesus, and Mary. All are marked through a childlike feel of ask yourself on the attractiveness and secret of the world."
--Michael McGaha, Pomona university, Claremont, CA

Gary D. Swaim is a school member within the grasp of Liberal stories software 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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