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The Church of Omnivorous Light : Selected Poems, Paperback / softback Book

The Church of Omnivorous Light : Selected Poems Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Robert Wrigley is a poet of America's northern Rocky Mountains.

Over three decades his poetry's pervading concerns have been rural Western landscapes and humankind's place within the natural world.

His most recent poems have presented a portrait of a nation, one that is a singular part of a singular planet, with an exuberant and frequently exasperating culture.

In such a country, the glimpse of a horse under a full moon can be a defining moment, full of grace and a new, if not always comfortable, awareness.

So it is with a saved lock of a lover's hair, the memory of a vanished glacier, or a childhood friend disappeared in war.

This selection is his first UK publication and covers work from nine collections, including Reign of Snakes, Lives of the Animals, Earthly Meditations and Beautiful Country.

Elegiac and lyrical, playful and angry, The Church of Omnivorous Light offers a vision that is fierce, unflinching, and clear.

Poetry Book Society Special Commendation.


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