God Is in the Cracks: A Narrative in Voices

God Is in the Cracks: A Narrative in Voices

by Robert Sward




At the heart of God is in the Cracks is Robert Sward's Talmud-conversant father, of Russian-Jewish extraction�a Chicago-based podiatrist by profession�who came unhinged after his wife's death at age 42.

In the late 1940s he became a Rosicrucian and practiced his rites secretly in the basement of the family home. Dr. Sward evolved his own blend of kabbalistic, Christian hermetic, and prescient New Age mysticism which lent its colors to his medical practice as well as to his view of his son's eventual career choice and several marriages.

God is in the Cracks draws on Rosicrucian in the Basement and Heavenly Sex (Black Moss Press) and includes more than a dozen new poems in the father-son series. The poems, monologues and dialogues in the father's voice, are sequenced to form a narrative spanning 60 years (1945-present).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887534225
Publisher: Black Moss Press
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

A U.S. Navy veteran, Robert Sward served in the combat zone during the Korean War. Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Canada Council, Villa Montalvo and other awards, Sward has taught at Cornell University, the Iowa Writers Workshop and UC Santa Cruz. His 30 books include Four Incarnations, New & Selected Poems, Coffee House Press; Collected Poems, 1957-2004; God is in the Cracks, A Narrative in Voices, 2006, and Contemp. Authors Autobiog. Series, Volume 206.

Sward worked for CBC Radio and as book reviewer / feature writer for Toronto Star and Globe & Mail while living on the Toronto Islands.

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