Like a man who might go fishing as a diversion only to catch somethingextraordinary, maybe Gary L. McDowell didn't set out to write a big fat hymnto the human condition. But he did. The brilliant American Amen wrestles, body and spirit, with our belligerent world. It's a tensile poetic line McDowellcasts, in the many senses of the word: this poetry throws, sheds, exhales, reckons, sows, shapes, bestows. Part gristle, part faith, American Amen is abeautiful book, reeling in "something baffling about adulthood" as it ...

American Amen 2010, Dream Horse Press

ISBN-13: 9781935716044

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