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The Ten Lights of God
The eighty-one poems in The Ten Lights of God comprise a map of the consciousness. The body in Weaver's poems takes its breadth in his mourning for African/black men and extends its hope for spiritual life to the greater difficulties in all our lives.
Hardcover, 95 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Bucknell University Press
(first published February 2000)
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Afaa Michael Weaver was born Michael S. Weaver and grew up in East Baltimore, the son of a beautician and a steelworker. He entered the University of Maryland–College Park at the age of 16 and studied engineering for two years. He then joined the Army Reserves and worked alongside his father at the Bethlehem Steel mill. His firstborn son died at 10 months of complications from Down syndrome. Weave ...moreMore about Afaa Michael Weaver...