Monday, December 8, 2014
Coming in Spring 2015 - pre-order now. Books will be sent as soon as they are printed.
A major anthology of work from top poets from around the world, the first to explore religion from the perspectives of all faiths and none – so that atheists share space with believers. A beautifully presented gift book, perfect for dipping into in meditative and reflective moments
Containing poems from world-renowned poets of all faiths and none from America, Britain, and beyond, including Andrew Motion, Rowan Williams, Ian Duhig, Rae Armantrout, Fanny Howe, Charles Bernstein, and over 200 others, this is the first anthology to place atheist poets side by side with those from all major religions. Faith, doubt and wonder are explored, providing guidance, solace and spiritual inspiration. Introduced by Professor Ewan Fernie, a leading scholar of demonology and religion, this is a perfect book to be visited again and again. Eyewear Publishing’s first poetry anthology, it is a wonderfully curated collection of questions and answers for everyone to enjoy.
FROM THE PREFACE
How does a person of faith live in a world where science offers so many answers to questions previously unfathomable? How does a person of no faith reconcile with the possibility that our bodies are, after all but a brief wind of fabulously compatible atoms? Can there there still be spirituality in a world without faith? Are the world, the landscape, the chaotic details of life more or less wonderful with or without religion? It is not the purpose of this anthology to gesticulate towards either a secularist or a religious doctrine as the preferred way of living. Instead it is interested in the variety of the poetic response that such a fascinating dialogue offers. Indeed, if one of poetry’s main capabilities, with its gifts of language, is to pick apart the fabric of the world, of the reality which we pervade, then what better form of response can there be to such questions, than a poem that wonders aloud about the ultimate nature of things?