Old and New Testaments (Paperback)
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Old and New Testaments (Paperback)

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Paperback 82 Pages / Published: 30/11/1995
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These poems explore the author's Southern Baptist upbringing and how that history echoes through her adult experiences of sexual love, self-knowledge, loss and motherhood. Her testament is that of a life, a family and a world.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299149048
Number of pages: 82
Weight: 150 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm


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"These direct, loving, sober poems are the change we need from most recent verse. The intensity of the opening poems in "Old & New Testaments" builds throughout the book until, almost intolerable, it transforms into profound acceptance, the quietness that comes of acknowledging both life and death. These images and rhythms need no persuasiveness beyond themselves, brightening our spirits with the clarity of reality." A. R. Ammons"


"A radiance and clarity suffuses Lynn Powell's work."
--Carolyn Kizer, Brittingham Prize Citation

"These direct, loving, sober poems are the change we need from most recent verse. The intensity of the opening poems in Old & New Testaments builds throughout the book until, almost intolerable, it transforms into profound acceptance, the quietness that comes of acknowledging both life and death. These images and rhythms need no persuasiveness beyond themselves, brightening our spirits with the clarity of reality."--A. R. Ammons


"Lynn Powell's Old & New Testaments is a reclaiming of spiritual texts and traditions for a woman's life in the body--a life of childhood physicality, female sexuality, procreation, and nurturing love. Playful, tender, and wise, Powell brings her gospel learning down to earth. We can hail her poems in an old phrase with a new meaning: they are full of grace."--Alicia Ostriker

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