A Perhaps Line
Poetry of the Material and Immaterial Worlds
Imprint: Resource Publications
"Gary Swaim gives his readers an incarnational poetry. Body and spirit entwine in a tango of gravity and grace, passion, and parousia. Here the poetic muse touches us, sings to us, and transfigures our frailties into the humility of a shared humanity, our fallibilities into opportunities to teach and learn from one another, and our fallenness into the flight of the creative imagination."
--Charles Sullivan, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
"The poems in this little book are a testimony to the human spirit's remarkable ability to transform pain and abject terror into something strangely beautiful and occasionally even funny. Many of these poems were inspired by Gary Swaim's fifty-four day coma and six-month hospitalization in 2006. Others deal movingly with the deaths of his parents and one of his students, while still others fantasize about the inner thoughts of biblical figures such as Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Leah, Job, Jesus, and Mary. All are marked by a childlike sense of wonder at the beauty and mystery of the world."
--Michael McGaha, Pomona College, Claremont, CA