By Gary D. Swaim,Karla Morton
More most likely, the "fault" lies in our behavior of seeing issues as both actual or non secular, fabric or immaterial, for the relaxation of categorizing our rules and reviews into wallet of proposal in hopes of workout a level of imagined keep watch over over the complexities of existence. even though this assortment is split into halves, the road isolating those sections is porous, or at the very least permeable . . . certainly, A maybe Line questions even if that line exists in any respect, with unmarried phrases, stanzas, photos, or even complete poems relocating backward and forward among the fabric and the religious. Swaim's poems are tough round their edges from passing backward and forward via "a probably line," doubtful in their areas, arbitrarily put the following or there--all participating of the cloth and the non secular in a set that merges our divided figuring out of ourselves and the universe.
"Gary Swaim offers his readers an incarnational poetry. physique and spirit entwine in a tango of gravity and charm, ardour, and parousia. right here the poetic muse touches us, sings to us, and transfigures our frailties into the humility of a shared humanity, our fallibilities into possibilities to coach and examine from each other, and our fallenness into the flight of the inventive imagination."
--Charles Sullivan, college of Dallas, Irving, TX
"The poems during this little e-book are an affidavit to the human spirit's notable skill to rework soreness and abject terror into anything surprisingly appealing and sometimes even humorous. lots of those poems have been encouraged by means of Gary Swaim's fifty-four day coma and six-month hospitalization in 2006. Others deal movingly with the deaths of his mom and dad and one in all his scholars, whereas nonetheless others fantasize in regards to the internal innovations of biblical figures comparable to Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Leah, activity, Jesus, and Mary. All are marked through a childlike experience of ask yourself on the good looks and secret of the world."
--Michael McGaha, Pomona university, Claremont, CA
Gary D. Swaim is a college member within the grasp of Liberal stories application at Southern Methodist college in Dallas. A Minnie-Stevens Piper Professor of Texas, he has authored chapbooks Rider of Asses and Lighted Matches and is a featured poet in 8 Voices: modern Poetry of the Southwest. He has additionally written and produced a play in accordance with the lifetime of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
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A Perhaps Line: Poetry of the Material and Immaterial Worlds by Gary D. Swaim,Karla Morton