Item description for DISTILLATIONS by Brent Shaw...
Overview This intriguing collection of poems addresses a wide range of human experiences. Shaw explores Christian life, death, romance, tragedy, family relationships, human failure, humor, and much, much more with resolute honesty and a determined quest for truth and reality. (Christian)
Publishers Description Distillations Volume One: Brightest Green is an intriguing collection of poems which addresses a wide range of human experience. Many of the entries are expressly Christian in perspective, and many of them are not (though none is anti-Christian). The poet demonstrates a phenomenal command of the English language, in addition to a remarkable ability to write with extraordinary sensitivity and pathos. He explores Christian life, death, romance, tragedy, family relationships, human failure, humor, and much, much more with resolute honesty and a determined quest for truth and reality. Complementing this written journey is a wholly-unique adherence to forms in terms of novel rhyme schemes, and rigidly adhered to syllabic consistencies. For example, in the poem, Emmaus, most people would not realize that well over two hundred lines of poetry exist in which alternating lines of seven syllables, then eight syllables, occur throughout, as well as a rhyme scheme in which the third syllable of each eight syllable line rhymes with the last syllable of its preceding line. No easy feat And entirely unheard of in creative writing Yet the simple beauty of the biblical story is not only retained, but enhanced in lyrics of exceptional imagination and description. In short, with the advent of Distillations Volume One: Brightest Green, not only has a new and exciting work of art been contributed to the field of literature, but a demonstrably versatile artist makes his debut
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.98" Width: 9.01" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Nov 22, 2007
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1604771291 ISBN13 9781604771299
Availability 0 units.
More About Brent Shaw
Brent Shaw (Ph.D. Cambridge University) is the Andrew Fleming West Professor of Classics at Princeton University where he is Director of the Program in the Ancient World. He was previously at the University of Pennsylvania, where he chaired the Graduate Group in Ancient History. His principal areas of specialization as a Roman historian are in the subjects of Roman family history and demography, sectarian violence and conflict in Late Antiquity, and in the regional history of Africa as part of the Roman empire. He has published Spartacus and the Slaves Wars (2001), edited the papers of Sir Moses Finley, Economy and Society in Ancient Greece (1981), and published in a variety of books and journals, including The Journal of Roman Studies, The American Historical Review, The Journal of Early Christian Studies, and Past & Present.
Brent Shaw has an academic affiliation as follows - Princeton University.