“Ryan Diaz moves between form and free verse in this collection of poems that share the joy and sadness of a funeral home, the comfort and calling of saints and scripture, and which never forget how ‘the wilds remind us / that for all our progress they are wilder still.’”
—Nate Wilbert, author of Empty the Empyrean
“Ryan’s poems nearly groan with longing. Each is a meditation meant to be savored as Ryan searches for meaning, hope, and Christ’s presence in all things. After reading each poem I felt as if I had an epiphany, understanding the world around me so much clearer.”
—Shemaiah Gonzalez, essayist and storyteller
“The poems of Ryan Diaz guide readers on a pilgrimage through nostalgia and prayer, through childhood memories, through the lives of vanished saints, and through his own humble quest for grace in this decidedly ungracious age in which we live. I, for one, follow his words with assurance.”
—Nicholas Trandahl, award-winning author of Mountain Song
"Packed with potent and absorbing imagery, Diaz takes the reader through the intimate awe and heart-rattling journey of prayer."
—Bria Alston, children's book author