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Bellowing in the Common [Paperback]

By Karl Petersen (Author) & George McWhirter (Foreword by)
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Petersen's poetry shows how the mundane--whether it be a boat rocking at the dock or a garden squash--often rings with a voice louder and more startling than the extraordinary. (Poetry)

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Bellowing in the Common is Karl Petersen's first book. This collection "bellows" on behalf of the unheard things and people. Unheard and unseen, because they are too ordinary and common for human perception. His poetry shows how the mundane -- whether it be a boat rocking at the dock or a garden squash -- often rings with a voice louder and more startling than the extraordinary, if only we have ears to hear. Karl Petersen hears a bellowing in the common and, with a true poet's vocation, awakens us with new ears to the same old tunes.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Regent College Publishing
Pages   148
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.06" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1999
Publisher   Regent College Publishing
ISBN  1573831409  
ISBN13  9781573831406  

Availability  60 units.
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More About Karl Petersen & George McWhirter

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Petersen was born in South Dakota and moved to Canada in 1982 to do a master's degree in theological studies at Regent College in Vancouver. He now teaches English as a second language in addition to writing.

Karl Petersen was born in 1955.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Anthologies
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > General
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Single Authors > United States
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > 20th Century
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > General
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Commentaries > Old Testament
7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > New Testament > Study

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A Wonderful Read  Dec 4, 2002
Petersen's raw, rare and spare style gets you right down to earth and into the elements after only two or three pages. Very accessible by the both the simple and learned. His work is a delightful combination of whimsy, word play, simple wisdom and mind bending realism. He takes you on kayak trips through the coastal waters of the Pacific, then into the heart of West Coast urban terrain, always vibrant with detail, characters and an earthy spirituality.

It will reconnect you to all that's essential. Go get it!



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