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By Gary D. Swaim,Karla Morton

whereas it's most unlikely to grasp 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 middle rift--even occasional middle go with the flow?
More most likely, the "fault" lies in our behavior of seeing issues as both actual or non secular, fabric or immaterial, for the relaxation of categorizing our principles and stories into wallet of concept in hopes of exercise a level of imagined regulate over the complexities of lifestyles. even if this assortment is split into halves, the road keeping apart those sections is porous, or at the least permeable . . . certainly, A maybe Line questions no matter if that line exists in any respect, with unmarried phrases, stanzas, pictures, or even whole poems relocating backward and forward among the fabric and the religious. Swaim's poems are tough round their edges from passing backward and forward via "a probably line," doubtful in their locations, arbitrarily positioned the following or there--all engaging of the cloth and the religious in a suite that merges our divided knowing of ourselves and the universe.

"Gary Swaim supplies his readers an incarnational poetry. physique and spirit entwine in a tango of gravity and beauty, ardour, and parousia. the following the poetic muse touches us, sings to us, and transfigures our frailties into the humility of a shared humanity, our fallibilities into possibilities to coach and research from each other, and our fallenness into the flight of the artistic imagination."
--Charles Sullivan, collage of Dallas, Irving, TX

"The poems during this little e-book are a sworn statement to the human spirit's awesome skill to rework soreness and abject terror into anything unusually appealing and sometimes even humorous. lots 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 certainly one of his scholars, whereas nonetheless others fantasize concerning the internal ideas of biblical figures equivalent to Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Leah, task, Jesus, and Mary. All are marked by way of a childlike experience of ask yourself on the good looks and secret of the world."
--Michael McGaha, Pomona collage, Claremont, CA

Gary D. Swaim is a school member within the grasp of Liberal experiences application 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 accordance with the lifetime of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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