In Only So Far, Cording’s poetry vacillates between complaint and praise, lamenting and loving our “sowre-sweet dayes” as George Herbert’s poem “Bittersweet” puts it. Behind the book lies the story of the Promised Land that Moses never quite reaches, and those “little daily miracles” that Virginia Woolf says stand in as a kind of recompense for the “great revelation” that never does come.
Poets and poetry readers will embrace Cording’s eighth book of poems. His work is of interest to librarians and ministers in seminary programs.
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About the Author
ROBERT CORDING teaches English and creative writing at College of the Holy Cross where he is Professor of English and Barrett Professor of Creative Writing. He has published seven collections of poems: Life-list (Ohio State University Press/Journal award, 1987); What Binds Us to This World (Copper Beech Press, 1991); Heavy Grace, (Alice James, l996); Against Consolation (CavanKerry, 2002); Common Life, (CavanKerry, 2006); Walking with Ruskin (CavanKerry, 2010); and A Word in My Mouth: Selected Spiritual Poems (Wipf and Stock, 2013).
Table of Contents
Winter Evenings in Florida
Belated Elegy, January 1, 2011
Like a Dream
December 17, 1831
Buying a TV
Watching Cranes, I Think of Camus
Sunset Time in Florida
Fall Cleaning, Windows Mostly
Elegy for an Idea
Arrival of the Gods
A Christmas Story
A Dog's Nose
Composition in B Flat for Alligator
Massachusetts Audubon Chart No. 1, 1898