Sonnets

Subtropical and Existential

By Jeffrey Jay Niehaus

Sonnets

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  • ISBN: 9781625646279
  • Pages: 110
  • Publication Date: 2/17/2014
  • Retail Price: $14.00
Web Price: $11.20
Web Price: $11.20

Sonnets

Subtropical and Existential

By Jeffrey Jay Niehaus

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625646279
  • Pages: 110
  • Publication Date: 2/17/2014
  • Retail Price: $14.00
Web Price: $11.20

About-

When Weirton Steel was powerful and poured
Columns of smoke and fumes into the air
North of Martins Ferry in the valley
And orange water tumbled from its sluices
Into an umber river far below
I was a boy.

--Sonnet I, lines 1-6

The one hundred sonnets in this volume carry us beyond the author's boyhood into a voyage of adult concerns but also playfulness, love of art, and intimations of Paradise. They affirm in many ways a nobility Wallace Stevens thought was hard to find in contemporary poetry.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"When my schedule is too busy, Jeff Niehaus's sonnets invite me to slow down and 'travel' at the same time, to remember while looking forward. They are a sort of holy tribute to the stuff of living--music, art, memories, nature--a balm of, and for, creativity's work, calling me to pay attention to what really matters."
--Jo Kadlecek, author of Woman Overboard

Contributors-

Jeffrey Jay Niehaus

Bio(s)-

Jeffrey Jay Niehaus is a poet and Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He is the author of God at Sinai (1995) and Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology (2008), as well as commentaries and articles. His works as a poet include Preludes: An Autobiography in Verse (2013) and God the Poet: Exploring the Origin and Nature of Poetry (2014).

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