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This collection leaps into the dangerous currents where poetry and reli-gion meet, and enlivens the lexicon of traditional American Christian belief by testing its doctrines and language against contemporary experience.
"Beyond the wonderful music of his lines . . . , what makes To the Green Man such an important and memor-able book is its enactment of a spiritual struggle to be at once at home in the world and astonished by it."-Alan Shapiro
Mark Jarman is a professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. His book The Black Riviera won the Poets' Prize, and Questions for Ecclesiastes was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2004
Publisher Sarabande Books
ISBN 1932511032 ISBN13 9781932511031
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More About Mark Jarman
Mark Anthony Jarman is one of Canada s most original and compelling writers of short fiction. Jarman has been a finalist for various literary prizes including the Journey Prize. He graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and taught at the University of Victoria. He is currently a faculty member of the English department at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
Mark Jarman currently resides in the state of Tennessee.
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A Passionate New Collection Jul 17, 2004
Mark Jarman's new collection picks up where "Unholy Sonnets" left off in exploring and questioning the Christian faith, simultaneously rejecting dogmatic doctrine and upholding orthodoxy. "To the Green Man" takes art (specifically paintings) as its overall subject, including poems that explore not only how painting interpret scripture, but also how certain paintings retell biblical stories. The book also includes some narrative excursions, as well, including a wonderful piece about the poet's grandfather, Ray.
Buy this today and keep a look out for Jarman's new collection of prose poems.
Swimming up to the surface... Jun 24, 2004
I agree with your first reviewer. Three years ago I lost my aunt and uncle on a pleasure cruise. We were extremely close, and I plunged into a terrible grieving cycle. A friend gave me a copy of Mark Jarman's Questions for Ecclesiastes and a copy of his Unholy Sonnets. Those poems, more than anything else in my life, repaired my life. If it's possible, this new book is even wiser, gentler, better--if that's possible.
Jarman should win the Pulitzer Prize Jun 23, 2004
Mark Jarman's new book is a brilliant continuation of the themes for which he is so admired. Is there a poet writing today with a more keenly developed, complex spirituality? These are poems our culture needs, perhaps now more than ever. They are so readable, so thought provoking, so memorable. Treat yourself and your friends to this volume.