By Stephen Perry
Stephen Perry's boundary-shattering poems characteristic many assorted voices. advanced, unpredictable narrators like Perry are infrequent in poetry, yet even rarer is his variety of subject material, drawing on philosophy, technology, background, etymology, archeology, psychology, poetry, sexuality, song, etc., in truth whatever of human curiosity.
Perry's Questions approximately God combines global mythologies of an amazing range--from Greek to Judeo-Christian, from Hindu to Buddhist, even flirting with American Indian Blackfoot lore--coalescing all right into a synthesis of technological know-how and fantasy in a grand occasion of the wildlife. the point of view is completely humanist, of curiosity to skeptics and agnostics and atheists and all those that distain the absurdities, crudities, and cruelties of a simplistic fundamentalist mindset.
Questions approximately God is an inquisitive, far-reaching poetry assortment, ranging in layout from free-verse to stream-of-consciousness monologue to rhyming stanzas and extra. a few poems are stories by means of unreliable narrators; others strike out into subject matters starting from background and theology to sexuality, tune, technological know-how, and the workings of the human brain. demanding and thought-provoking, Questions approximately God delves into basic mysteries with a different and insightful aptitude.
--Midwest e-book Review
Many thank you on your gesture of the Yellow Silk journal along with your tremendous, high-quality poem. Joe [Joseph
Campbell] may were moved, amused, commemorated to "bookend" your piece with
mention of him. Please keep up a correspondence approximately your destiny paintings. I champion your
--Phil Cousineau, in connection with "These issues Are
Important," whilst it first seemed in Yellow
Silk. Author of greater than 25 books that includes the
"omnipresent effect of delusion in sleek life."
Stephen Perry . . . does not take hostages. He is going for the intestine, eviscerates the reality, and holds it as much as the sunshine, like an Aztec Priest in prayer. we will simply shiver and moan because it shoots, spins, and careens one of the grapevines.
--Rood Andersson, LibraryThing
Stephen Perry's poetry demanding situations your mind with considerate, allusion-packed, well-constructed poems. The voice of every poem changes--at instances you pay attention the poet or even it truly is God or a harpsichord participant. Perry takes you into their options and activities, giving them a witty, comical voice or a wondering, interrogatory voice. The poems learn well--silently or aloud--and have a robust rhythm. i'm going to dip again into his poems from time to time--understanding grows with rereading--and Perry's poems warrant the effort.
--David Farris, LibraryThing
In his notes on the finish of the e-book, Perry writes "Everyone should still chat with their unconscious now and again." This one line spoke to me up to any of the poems themselves did, and that i may be going again during the assortment back and again.
--Bryan Spellman, LibraryThing
Even the canopy picture of this narrow booklet of poetry is thought-provoking with a curious girl museum goer reading a bronze statue of what seems to be Poseidon. Perry pursues the everlasting questions on god(s) by way of asking what, why, the place, while and the way, the common theological questions. He does it in a playful, melodious way.
--the pleasant Ms. P., LibraryThing
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Questions About God by Stephen Perry