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Particular Scandals: A Book of Poems
Description: Broad in scope--theological, ecological, and personal--and acutely particular in details--witnessed and lived--the affecting poems in Particular Scandals explore how one endures suffering, avoiding the cliches of both bitterness and transcendence. Thus, while Moore's poetry depicts the debilitating ruin illness wreaks, it also embraces the beauty and mystery ...more
Paperback, 84 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Cascade Books
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This collection of poems splices the incomprehensible suffering, grief, and tragedy of this world with the wonder, beauty, and delight that begs to be noticed, to be recognized as objects of praise. "Isn't it scandalous, I wonder, to praise / nothing / for creating beauty / as particular as these?" Moore's poems are at their best as she unfolds each particular scandal, moments where her subjects slide against one another like a bow against the violin's string, pain and beauty resonating, as in ...more
This is my own book of poetry that was published in The Poiema Poetry Series by Cascade Books in June 2013. I hope you enjoy it! Various poems from the book have appeared online, including "Clifton Gorge," which appeared on Poetry Daily on August 29, 2013.
For the past couple of weeks I've been re-reading this powerful new collection of poems. I had the good fortune to read these poems before they became this gorgeous book. Sitting in a couple of doctor's waiting rooms reading them this week, I feel them speak even more to my heart now. Their quiet, intimate imagery, finely measured lines, and courageous vision negotiate such important terrain--mortality, theodicy, family love--in places that know us: a search for God and meaning in the hard but ...more