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By Rod Jellema

A narrow Grace is Rod Jellema's first choice of poetry for the reason that his hugely praised The 8th Day seemed nearly two decades in the past. during this quantity, which is composed of sixty seven poems, just about all of them new, Jellema confronts a tradition that loves bigness with poems that detect what's narrow -- the skinny strains, the threads in which a few issues hold, the slender crevices during which divine grace bargains to reconcile people to one another and to the Creator.

These superbly crafted items aren't "religious poems" within the traditional feel. As Jellema explains, "These poems separately aren't non secular message-bearers. nonetheless, it truly is inevitable that my trust in a gorgeous international that's damaged and divinely redeemed -- notwithstanding it's not that i am preaching approximately it -- will be obtrusive throughout." And it truly is, as Jellema takes a moment, deeper examine things like eco-friendly beans in all their glory, a lovesick lonely younger guy in a Laundromat, and his personal feel of the realm whereas snorkeling within the purple Sea.

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