Winner of the 2005 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry.
Grace is John Hodgen’s third book of poetry. He is a poet of extreme contrasts, offering us the dregs of despair, yet instantly recalling hope in the beauty of nature or in a moment in time when all is right, when we realize grace. In “For the Leapers” the narrator relates, “We will fall past the angels, / we will fall from such height, / our tears will lift up from our eyes. / We will fall straight through hell. / And then we will rise.” Hodgen’s poems roam through history, religion, man-made disasters, baseball, pop culture, and Wal-Marts, on paths that come full circle with remarkable completeness, maturity, and dexterity.
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Grace is a good word to describe this collection. Soothing and smooth, it's a very good read. Read full review
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Yes, very graceful. Careful, in the many senses of the word. I took along to read on XOBA, so I biked in rural Ohio by day and read about it by night. (Well, sometimes the images were Ohioan ... Read full review
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