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My Bright Abyss

Author: Christian Wiman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466836747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Seven years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a viable contemporary faith—responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition—might look like. Joyful, sorrowful, and beautifully written, My Bright Abyss is destined to become a spiritual classic, useful not only to believers but to anyone whose experience of life and art seems at times to overbrim its boundaries. How do we answer this "burn of being"? Wiman asks. What might it mean for our lives—and for our deaths—if we acknowledge the "insistent, persistent ghost" that some of us call God? One of Publishers Weekly's Best Religion Books of 2013
My Bright Abyss
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Christian Wiman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-02 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Seven years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on
Survival Is a Style
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Christian Wiman
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-04 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Named as a 2020 Book of the Year by The Times Literary Supplement Survival Is a Style, Christian Wiman’s first collection of new poems in six years, may be his best book yet. His many readers will recognize the musical and formal variety, the voice that can be tender and
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,
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
Joy
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Christian Wiman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-07 - Publisher: Yale University Press

One hundred of the most evocative modern poems on joy, selected by an award-winning contemporary poet "Bursting with energy and surprising locutions. . . . Even the most familiar poets seem somehow new within the context of Joy."--David Skeel, Wall Street Journal "Wiman takes readers through the ostensible ordinariness of