The Name of Being

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Ekstasis Editions, 1986 - Poetry - 11 pages
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As implied by the title, in The Name of Being Richard Olafson takes on Heidegger's challenge to poets: the task of naming Being. The five poems are hymns of praise to that light of absence that in the purest moments illuminates and nourishes the soul.

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About the author (1986)

Richard Olafson has published a number of books and chapbooks, among them Blood of the Moon, The Name of Being, In Arbutus Light, Apotheosis, and The Ocean And My Body Are One. My Body Is The Ocean, and most recently Cloud on My Tongue. He has lived in Victoria for many years and enjoys parenting two boys with poet, singer-songwriter Carol Ann Sokoloff.

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