On Earth As It Is: Essays & Ephemera

On Earth As It Is: Essays & Ephemera

by Andrew Michael Johnson


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In this new collection of essays, Andrew Johnson brings together new essays as well as work previously published in journals such as Crazyhorse, Guernica Daily, Sonora Review, and more. Through his lyrical prose, he explores a variety of subjects such as childhood, encounters with strangers, found objects, nature, and the big questions that can arise from the mundane tasks of daily life. These essays are all grounded in curiosity over certainty and hope over despair.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996228916
Publisher: Andrew Johnson
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Andrew's writing has appeared in Crazyhorse, MAKE, Sonora Review, Guernica Daily, The Kansas City Star, Killing the Buddha, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and he received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. He is currently the director of Pilgrim Center, a public chapel focused on driving community engagement in his neighborhood, and he lives with his wife and three children.

Table of Contents

Perhaps One Day - 1

Mezuzah - 3

New Analects - 9

Frank & Mary Lou - 11

Take a Picture, I’m Praying - 13

Extincton - 15

Helicopter Seeds - 17

Two Crows - 19

On Being Held - 23

On Leaning - 27

Gratitude - 29

Back Row Eulogy - 31

Blessed - 33

Stuck - 35

Muhammad - 37

Trump Tower - 41

Maybe You’re Right: It Isn’t the Guns - 43

Conversation Overheard - 47

When, When Peace - 51

Stephen - 53

Praising aand Grieving America - 55

A Late Migration - 57

Pulsing - 59

Here Comes the Neighborhood - 61

Emily & Amy - 69

Tangled Up - 71

If You See Somthing, Say Something - 75

Hands - 79

Prayer-ish - 81

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