Home: 100 Poems (Hardcover)

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Home: 100 Poems (Hardcover)

By Christian Wiman (Editor)


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Evocative poems and prose fragments about home, selected by one of the most celebrated poets of our time
“This is a book of longing, yes, and also spiritual discernment, political awareness, historical memory, and deep intimacy.”—Carolyn Forché
In this poignant collection, Christian Wiman draws together one hundred evocative poems and prose fragments about home, exploring home’s deep theological, literary, philosophical, historical, political, and social dimensions. Wiman calls home “a house, a country, a language, a love, a longing, a grief, a god.” It’s “a word that disperses into more definitions than one book can contain.”  
The tensions between diffusion and concentration, roaming and rootedness, precarity and security are everywhere in this book, often in the same poem. Ranging from early modernism to the current moment, and from southern Africa to the Arctic Circle, the selections are as diverse as the poets included. Collectively they envision an imaginative home for even the most homeless of modern readers. Completed entirely during quarantine, amid the miseries of separation and isolation, the collection offers a powerful vision of home as both a place and a way.
Christian Wiman is Clement-Muehl Professor of Communication Arts at Yale Divinity School. He is the author, editor, or translator of more than ten books, including Joy: 100 Poems.
Product Details ISBN: 9780300253450
ISBN-10: 0300253451
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2021
Pages: 264
Language: English
“[A] clear winner in terms of gift ideas. . . . One of my favorite parts of the book are the quotes and excerpts sprinkled throughout. . . . These draw upon a wide range of texts that speak beautifully to the poems, including the psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, the great Simone Wiel and, of course, Gaston Bachelard.”—Bianca Stone, “The Best Gifts for Poetry Lovers, According to Poets,”New York Magazine

“This is a book of longing, yes, and also spiritual discernment, political awareness, historical memory, and deep intimacy.”—Carolyn Forché

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