Poems of Devotion

An Anthology of Recent Poets

Edited by Luke Hankins

Poems of Devotion

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  • ISBN: 9781610977128
  • Pages: 236
  • Publication Date: 11/30/2012
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Poems of Devotion

An Anthology of Recent Poets

Edited by Luke Hankins

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781610977128
  • Pages: 236
  • Publication Date: 11/30/2012
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80
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About-

Poems of Devotion is a collection of the finest recent poems in the devotional mode, which the editor examines in detail in the introductory essay. The seventy-seven poets collected here demonstrate the ongoing vitality of poetry as a spiritual practice, in the long tradition of poets, psalmists, and mystics from the East and West. This is an anthology that will prove deeply rewarding in the classroom, at home, or in the library of your religious institution.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"[A] rich, varied anthology of devotional poetry. [. . .] One returns to the poems again and again with pleasure, appreciation, and heightened understanding. Hankins, poet and editor, prepared a fine feast."
--Christianity & Literature

"Hankins makes a determined, refreshingly testy attempt to define what devotional poetry is, and what it is not, in an introductory essay [. . .]. If we allow ourselves for the moment to set aside that concern for precision, we can focus instead on this collection's central accomplishment: it shows in no uncertain terms that devotional poetry continued throughout the 20th century and into the 21st [. . .]. [. . .]Even more exciting, however, is a second impression fully felt only toward the end of the book--that devotional poetry not only abides in the present century but is positively thriving these days, showing promise for the future." 
--Brett Foster, Books & Culture

"The phrase 'contemporary devotional poetry' is more likely to conjure images of treacly holiday greeting cards than literature of the highest order. But this anthology, on the contrary, bears witness to the perennial human desire to adore--and to question, Job-like--the Almighty. This is a generous and inclusive selection, containing not only modern masters but also emerging voices. Above all, it is a reminder that the best writing is, in the end, an offering to the Mystery."
--Gregory Wolfe, editor of Image

Contributors-

Luke Hankins

Bio(s)-

Luke Hankins is the author of a collection of poems, Weak Devotions, and a collection of essays, The Work of Creation. He is also the editor of Poems of Devotion: An Anthology of Recent Poets. His latest book is a collection of translations from the French of Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, A Cry in the Snow & Other Poems (Seagull Books, 2018). Hankins is the founder and editor of Orison Books, a non-profit literary press focused on the life of the spirit from a broad and inclusive range of perspectives.

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