Poems that Should Never be Read in Church

Poems that Should Never be Read in Church

by Travis Poling

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Poems that Should Never be Read in Church by Travis Poling

“Poems That Should Never Be Read In Church” is a short collection of poems specially formatted to indent any overflow of text when the font size is increased. This will give a feel similar to reading poetry in a paper book. Rather than sending the extra words to the far left margin, they will be indented to the right in order to make clear where each line begins and ends.

These poems explore the depths of joy and fear, life and death, seeing and naming, regardless of what our religious and other social institutions reward or repress. They are poems that should never—and therefore always—be read in church. Likewise, they should be read in bars, coffee shops, offices, court rooms, bed rooms, kitchens, museums, parks, and anywhere else the full breadth and depth of living is to be experienced.

Part One, “The Book of Angels,” tells stories of encounters with others who break apart our barriers and reveal to us just how fragile—and sacred—we really are.

Part Two, “The Book of Prayer,” forms a narrative cycle of spiritual life, death and rebirth in which the entire cosmos participates.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012163677
Publisher: Ghost Cat Press
Publication date: 02/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 58 KB

About the Author

Travis Poling grew up in a home of potters and preachers, writers and weavers, actors and activists. His path into the world of imaginative language and imagery was found through a long process of education in the humanities and experience in the kitchen, nonprofit world, church and classroom. He has published poems, essays and reviews in literary and religious venues, and studied religion and creative writing and currently lives in Indiana, and resides online at http://www.travispoling.com.

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