To the Green Man: Poems

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Sarabande Books, 2004 - Poetry - 77 pages
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This collection leaps into the dangerous currents where poetry and reli-gion meet, and enlivens the lexicon of traditional American Christian belief by testing its doctrines and language against contemporary experience.

"Beyond the wonderful music of his lines . . . , what makes To the Green Man such an important and memor-able book is its enactment of a spiritual struggle to be at once at home in the world and astonished by it."--Alan Shapiro

Mark Jarman is a professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. His book The Black Riviera won the Poets' Prize, and Questions for Ecclesiastes was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.

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Jarman's new collection is all about faith, which he links to the twin vocations of art and family as he moves from a quaint local legend ("the Green Man") to nature (the regard of a fox) to an ... Read full review

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Jarman's new collection is all about faith, which he links to the twin vocations of art and family as he moves from a quaint local legend ("the Green Man") to nature (the regard of a fox) to an ... Read full review

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Mark Jarman is a professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently To the Green Man, published by Sarabande. His book The Black Riviera won the 1991 Poets' Prize. Questions for Ecclesiastes was a finalist for the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award and won the 1998 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.

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