By Charles Upton
"Dear Readers: input this e-book slowly, within the of awe, since it is a burning bush of recollection and transmission. Over a long time, the poet Charles Upton has paid blood for an astonishingly sacramental and built-in artistry. His voice is movingly disarmed but fierce. the writer is aware, cherishes and cultivates the linguistic and symbolic worlds of which he speaks. This quantity includes 19 meditative essays and a relocating appendix through Jennifer Doane Upton on sublimity. Poets and musicians, theologians and philosophers, academics and physicians, liturgists, gardeners and fanatics desire each web page of this brilliant send. In a global the place self-knowledge is unusual, fragmentation is the norm, and company and cultural spin abound, the reality resource of What Poets Used to grasp: Poetics; Mythopoesis; Metaphysics faithfully provides a masterpiece. it's a pleasure to suggest it whole-heartedly."—Harpist and singer Therese Schroeder-Sheker, The Chalice of Repose Project
"In What Poets Used to understand, Charles Upton initiates the reader right into a nation lengthy idea lifeless: the metaphysics of poetry. status within the lineage of the nice Sufi poets, of Blake, of folks lyric, and of the Beats, Upton speaks with prophetic voice, a voice of 1 crying within the wasteland. For this poet 'poetry might be numbered one of the ultimate reverberations in the soul of God’s inventive act,' and it truly is to this act that he seeks to rouse our humanity, a humanity progressively more entombed within the crystal coffin of postmodernity. To attentively learn What Poets Used to grasp is to go into an expansive, beneficiant, and ethical mind's eye; to benefit back what it capacity to be absolutely human."—Michael Martin, writer of Meditations in instances of Wonder
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