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Epiphanies and Elegies: Very Short Stories

Epiphanies and Elegies: Very Short Stories

by Brian Doyle author of Spirited Men and Epiphanies & ElegiesBrian Doyle author of Spirited Men and Epiphanies & Elegies


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Epiphanies & Elegies is a collection of delightful, accessible poems shot through with wonder, humor, faith, and Irish Catholic heritage. Brian Doyle has injected each piece with perception, insight, and compassion. These spiritual works contain the voice of a father, a husband, a man openly in love with his family, and proud of his heritage. Doyle illuminates seemingly ordinary, everyday events in poems that will immediately touch with the reader with their truth. These warm and insightful pieces are sometimes funny, sometimes poignant takes on the small wonders and inevitable tragedies of life. This book is a delightful addition to the world of spiritual and inspirational writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580512046
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.37(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 I: Poems in Praise of Wild Holy Animals Chapter 2 II: Poems in Praise of Wild Holy Children Chapter 3 III: War Poems Chapter 4 IV: Irish Poems Chapter 5 V: Prayer Poems Chapter 6 VI: Elegies & Eulogies

What People are Saying About This

Ron Hansen

Brian Doyle's poems are truly wonderful: wise, playful, funny, acute, and sometimes poignant observations dealing with family, friends, nature, history, and language itself. But what is most remarkable about them is the good feeling that follows from having read them, as if you yourself have been seen by this fine poet, and been absolved.

Mary Oliver

Brian Doyle's writing is driven by his passion for the human, touchable, daily life, and equally for the untouchable mystery of all else. His poems, beautifully, cross and re-cross this difference, and his gratitude, his sweet lyrical reaching, is a gift to us all.

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