You Never Know

You Never Know

by Chris Anderson


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Chris Anderson’s You Never Know is an accessible down-to-earth collection of poetry. Catholic, Christian, and “Spiritual But Not Religious” readers will find humor and breathtaking prose in these poems set primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Juxtaposing experience and intuition, Anderson challenges readers to find connections in the elusive and inexplicable. The surprising presence of God, or the Mystery, or Something Other, lingers in our memory and our longing and our everyday lives. “We never know” in the sense that this is all a mystery, beyond us; and yet “we never know” in the sense that life is full of surprises, and wonderful surprises. We have to see them. Remember them. And poetic language, the language of image, gets us closer to this wordlessness, and this joy, and this sorrow, than anything else.

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ISBN-13: 9781622882090
Publisher: Stephen F. Austin University Press
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

CHRIS ANDERSON is a professor of English at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, and a Catholic deacon. He grew up in Spokane, Washington, and has published a number of books, most recently, Light When It Comes: Trusting Joy, Facing Darkness, and Seeing God in Everything (Eerdmans, 2016). He and his wife, Barb, live on the edge of the university research forest north of Corvallis with their two dogs, Pip and Shy.

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