In this collection of poems, faith brings together the mundane and mysterious to explore how the world offers the solace of forgiveness and love as a comfort against loss. A father remakes the world for his son by the stories he tells him. A ghost hums, “believing music can reclaim / anything.” Monks and lovers, soldiers and spouses, angels, artists, ghosts and children wander these poems, hoping that “the point of flesh is love.”
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About the Author
George Looney's books of poetry include prize-winning books, The Precarious Rhetoric of Angels, and Animals Housed in the Pleasure of Flesh. He also wrote Attendant Ghosts, Open Between Us, and A Short Bestiary of Love and Madness. His book of fiction, Hymn of Ash won the 2007 Elixir Press Fiction Chapbook Award. He teaches creative writing and literature and chairs the Creative Writing BFA Program at Penn State Erie, The Behend College, is editor-in-chief of Lake Effect; translation editor of Mid-American Review and co-director of the Chautauqua Writers' Festival. He has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, two from the Ohio Arts Council, and one from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, as well as winning awards from such literary journals as The Missouri Review, New Letters, The Literary Review, and Zone 3.