- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Much-published poet McDowell's new book attempts two difficult tasks: to speak sincerely of spirituality and to create a kind of primer for writing poetry. Many books have attempted each of these separately, of course, but very few together, and it is inevitable that McDowell would give short shrift to each in a book of under 300 pages. McDowell begins with poetry as an entry into spirituality before moving toward the technical aspects of poetry itself (rhyme, meter, form, genre). The book includes many richly rewarding poems (more than a few by McDowell himself) and, if necessarily tentative, is a truly innovative contribution to spiritual reading.