Songs from an Empty Cage: Poetry, Mystery, Anabaptism, and Peace

Songs from an Empty Cage Poetry Mystery Anabaptism and Peace In accessible lyrical prose Jeff Gundy takes on poetry peace heresy martyr stories music metaphor and in this sequel to his award winning Walker in the Fog On Mennonite Writing Is there a trad

  • Title: Songs from an Empty Cage: Poetry, Mystery, Anabaptism, and Peace
  • Author: Jeffrey Gene Gundy
  • ISBN: 9781931038973
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • In accessible, lyrical prose, Jeff Gundy takes on poetry, peace, heresy, martyr stories, music, metaphor, and in this sequel to his award winning Walker in the Fog On Mennonite Writing Is there a tradition that is at once rebellious, deeply communal, wildly individual, and truly peaceable If we recognize and create it, Gundy insists, the answer is yes Donald RevelIn accessible, lyrical prose, Jeff Gundy takes on poetry, peace, heresy, martyr stories, music, metaphor, and in this sequel to his award winning Walker in the Fog On Mennonite Writing Is there a tradition that is at once rebellious, deeply communal, wildly individual, and truly peaceable If we recognize and create it, Gundy insists, the answer is yes Donald Revell, Author, Pennyweight Windows New and Selected Poems, says that Time was that American writing was intent upon entirety Language was pilgrimage, and cadence kept the rhythms of a motive faith It was a time of outrageous piety whose upper register is poetry and joyful critique whose upper register is poetry the time of Thoreau s Week and Whitman s Specimen Days and Henry Miller s Air Conditioned Nightmare I am pleased to say that, in Gundy s Songs, that time is now Jean Janzen, Author, Entering the Wild Essays on Faith and Writing and many poetry volumes, affirms that With his lively prose and inquiring spirit, Gundy woos us into his poetic exploration of theology, a fertile journey through the complications of belief, desire, and mystery, which leads to an open table of love, generosity, beauty, and hope This book feeds the soul As Gregory Wolfe, Editor, Image, observes, Yeats once said We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry Gundy s rich, evocative book shows how Mennonite writers have made poetry out of their lover s quarrel with the Anabaptist tradition In his graceful exposition we see how tradition and transgression are intertwined in one generative, ongoing story And Scott Holland, in the Foreword, reports that Reading Gundy s Songs, I smiled in delight and satisfaction at a writer whose deep soul is simultaneously Romantic, Anabaptist, and Transcendental.

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    1. I like reading poetry, but also reading about poetry and it's connection to belief, life, and relations. Gundy does it quite well in this book. I read a lot of poetry for various reasons, one of which is that sometimes poetry is the only thing that makes any sense. Fiction and non-fiction just doesn't cut it; it seems as if something is missing but the language of poetry, on the other hand, with its attention to space and sound as well as the use of metaphor seems to add healing to information a [...]


    2. This one is a must read for anyone from the Anabaptist tradition who is interested in the arts. So well written, packed with information


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