Kolin's poems are prayers that can be prayed-as meditations on the Scriptures and the sacraments; as sighs of longing; as cries of penitence; as hymns of praise; as prophetic outcries against evil; and as contemplations of God's beauty, goodness, and power in His creation. Part of Kolin's own pilgrimage, the poems are meant to accompany the reader's journey to God.
Deep Wonderby Philip C. Kolin, Christopher J. Pelicano (Illustrator)
Deep Wonder is a collection of poetic meditations on love, loss,
renewal, and faith by a Catholic author. The book is divided into four
parts: "The Desert," "Jesus Ministers," "The Banquet of Christ," and
"Bravissimo, Abba!" The author reflects on God's love and our often
inadequate response to it, on the Gospels, and on mystical union with God. The poems sometimes express desolation, sometimes ecstatic or quiet joy, sometimes playfulness. They are always direct, heartfelt, and intimate.
About The Author
Philip C. Kolin is a professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. A graduate of Chicago State University and the University of Chicago, he received his doctorate from Northwestern University. He has written more than twenty books and countless articles on Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, and other authors. Recently, his book on the production and cultural history of "A Streetcar Named Desire" was publised by Cambridge University Press in its Plays in Production series.
Philip Kolin is an authority on technical and business writing; his "Successful Writing at Work" (Houghton Mifflin) is in its sixth edition. He has received many honors and research grants, and in 1991-93 he was Charles W. Moorman Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was founding coeditor of "Studies in American Drama, 1945-Present," published by Ohio State University Press and recognized by the Conference of Editors of Learned Journals as the best new journal of 1986.
Philip Kolin's poetry has appeared in "Christianity and Literature," "Living Streams," "Xavier Review," "Silver Wings," "Channels," the "Michigan Quarterly Review," the "South Carolina Review," the "Anglican Theological Review," and other journals. His "Roses for Sharron: Poems" was published by Colonial Press in 1993. "Deep Wonder" is his first book entirely devoted to religious poetry.
Philip Kolin is a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Hattiesburg.
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In these vivid, emotionally wrenching love poems, Philip Kolin charts the progress of his journey from worldly desolation to spiritual ecstasy, from hopelessness to a renewal of faith. Kolin's combination of passion and fine craftsmanship cannot fail to move the reader.
Philip Kolin's soul-searching verses are more than poems; they are passionate prayers of the human heart yearning for God's loving care and understanding. Kolin's poems help believers and skeptics alike explore the unknown depths and hidden recesses of their souls in search of their creator, their savior, and their divine friend. These poems put a human, compassionate, and loving face on a God too often perceived as distant and disinterested.
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At a time when many have concluded that organized religion no longer touches or answers their deepest needs and desires, this book will breathe new life and hope into their search, speak to their deepest longings, embrace them in their questions and satisfy their innate hungers. 'Deep Wonder' will find a home in the heart of the mystic and the mystified, the desert-embracer and the non-discriminating seeker. It is a book that is ponderous and profitable, reflective and refreshing, deserting and assuring, emotion-capturing and affirming. This book of poems will plunge you deeper into the mystery of life, love, death, resurrection, mystery itself and God.