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Comment: Publisher: Antrim House
Date of Publication: 2008
Binding: paperback
Edition: 1st Edition
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Brad Davis' poems are modest and intense at the same time. His subject -- all of us, and all things, considered as they are, sorrowful and joyful, and as they might be -- invites us to remember the old irreplaceable story of our making: its divinity, its possibility. No Vile Thing is in every way a comfort, a reminder, and a prod. --Mary Oliver

Taking his cue from short phrases in the Psalms, Brad Davis honestly probes matters of faith, doubt, sorrow, and joy, as well as a wide range of experiences in between. In a voice both colloquial and eloquent, deceptively clear and direct, he describes an ecstasy that is never sentimental and grief for a world where "all things tend toward suffering and diminishment." There is no flinching from sorrow, and yet hope not only endures but prevails. The poet asks, "If we cannot sing for joy, why sing?" These are philosophically sophisticated poems that have a warm and vulnerable heart. They reach out to the reader and take him into the poet's thoughtful and intimate confidence. "What Holds Us Back," for one, is a stunning poem about the Incarnation that should be widely anthologized. It has the force of Herbert's famous "Love III," and is, like that poem, about our absurd hesitations in the face of incomprehensible love. These are poems of a life both well-lived and examined, and reward us -- almost before we realize it -- with wisdom. --Robert Siegel
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