"Today's poets of faith find themselves dwelling 'in a strange land' indeed, bridging the gaps between faith and doubt, church and art, and other false dichotomies that attempt to keep these bold voices at bay. Poiema's newest anthology is a testament to the incarnational work of the word--and words--speaking through our freshest poetic talents. Some uplifting, some heartbreaking, some challenging, and some darkly hilarious, these poems bespeak a surge of Christian poetry on the brink of a twenty-first-century explosion."
--Tania Runyan, author of What Will Soon Take Place
"In this anthology . . . the poets venture to find God in the worlds they inhabit, whether textual or natural, biblical or experiential. The work is radiant and expressive."
--Sally Ito, author of Alert to Glory
"Distinguished editor and poet Don Martin has done a noble deed in showcasing selected poems of ten talented and diverse poets. . . . [E]ach of these poets carries the 'weather within,' be that calm or treacherous, a sign of their faith and future successes as poets. In 'drawing attention' to these poets, Martin has done them and readers a great service and contributed to their future in consecrating and celebrating their poems in the service of the Spirit."
--Philip C. Kolin, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Southern Mississippi and author of Reaching Forever: Poems
"This satisfying miscellany of ten emerging poets of faith is, in their own words, both 'musky with moondark' and a 'deep taproot of fluent light.' You will find illuminating voices here that are well worth your time and pleasure. And, in just a few years, you will be able to say that you read them here first!"
--Paul J. Willis, former Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, California, and author of Deer at Twilight: Poems from the North Cascades