An unique multimedia number of lauded humanist poetry is the most recent delivering from Humanist Press, the increasing publishing arm of the yankee Humanist organization. Questions approximately God
from humanist poet Stephen Perry is being referred to as ". . . an excitingly diversified learn" by means of the New York magazine of Books
, in addition to "challenging and thought-provoking," through Midwest ebook Review
, concluding that "Questions approximately God delves into primary mysteries with a distinct and insightful flair." The publication comprises 25 of the author's artistic photograph montages and pictures, in addition to his dramatic examining of a couple of poems, together with the 121-line name poem.
Stephen Perry's boundary-shattering poems characteristic many different voices. advanced, unpredictable narrators like Perry are infrequent in poetry, yet even rarer is his diversity of subject material, drawing on philosophy, technological know-how, background, etymology, archeology, psychology, poetry, sexuality, song, etc., actually whatever of human curiosity.
Perry's Questions approximately God combines global mythologies of an unbelievable range--from Greek to Judeo-Christian, from Hindu to Buddhist, even flirting with American Indian Blackfoot lore--coalescing all right into a synthesis of technology and fable in a grand get together of the wildlife. the viewpoint is totally humanist, of curiosity to skeptics and agnostics and atheists and all those that distain the absurdities, crudities, and cruelties of a simplistic fundamentalist mindset.
Questions approximately God is an inquisitive, far-reaching poetry assortment, ranging in layout from free-verse to stream-of-consciousness monologue to rhyming stanzas and extra. a few poems are stories via unreliable narrators; others strike out into themes starting from historical past and theology to sexuality, song, technological know-how, and the workings of the human brain. difficult and thought-provoking, Questions approximately God delves into basic mysteries with a distinct and insightful aptitude.
--Midwest ebook Review
Many thank you on your gesture of the Yellow Silk journal along with your tremendous, high-quality poem. Joe [Joseph
Campbell] might were moved, amused, commemorated to "bookend" your piece with
mention of him. Please keep up a correspondence approximately your destiny paintings. I champion your
--Phil Cousineau, in connection with "These issues Are
Important," whilst it first seemed in Yellow
Silk. Author of greater than 25 books that includes the
"omnipresent effect of fable in glossy life."
Stephen Perry . . . does not take hostages. He is going for the intestine, eviscerates the reality, and holds it as much as the sunshine, like an Aztec Priest in prayer. we will merely shiver and moan because it shoots, spins, and careens one of the grapevines.
--Rood Andersson, LibraryThing
Stephen Perry's poetry demanding situations your mind with considerate, allusion-packed, well-constructed poems. The voice of every poem changes--at instances you listen the poet or perhaps it truly is God or a harpsichord participant. Perry takes you into their ideas and activities, giving them a witty, comical voice or a wondering, interrogatory voice. The poems learn well--silently or aloud--and have a strong rhythm. i will dip again into his poems from time to time--understanding grows with rereading--and Perry's poems warrant the effort.
--David Farris, LibraryThing
In his notes on the finish of the booklet, Perry writes "Everyone may still chat with their unconscious now and again." This one line spoke to me up to any of the poems themselves did, and that i can be going again during the assortment back and again.
--Bryan Spellman, LibraryThing
Even the canopy photograph of this slender publication of poetry is thought-provoking with a curious woman museum goer interpreting a bronze statue of what seems to be Poseidon. Perry pursues the everlasting questions about god(s) by way of asking what, why, the place, whilst and the way, the common theological questions. He does it in a playful, melodious way.
--the pleasant Ms. P., LibraryThing