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- DescriptionIn his poem, Settings, Seamus Heaney, asks, Where does the spirit live? Inside or outside/ Things remembered, made things, things unmade? In the Western tradition of lyric poetry, Philip Heldrich's Good Friday examines the essence of self forged in the spirit of place. His poems, like those of William Stafford, James Wright, and Robert Bly, ask difficult questions about the nature of our souls, about our wavering faiths, and our desire for deeper revelations. Rooted in the landscape of the Great Plains, these are poems of searching. Filled with tenderness and compassion, humor and irony, Good Friday takes its readers on much more than a journey of words into a world of prairie fire, barbed wire, migrating birds, tall grass, and wind.
- Author BiographyA recipient of the Council on National Literatures Award, PHILIP HELDRICH directs the creative writing program and Bluestem Press at Emporia State University in Kansas. His poetry, prize-winning fiction, and essays have appeared in The North American Review, Connecticut Review, South Dakota Review, Southwestern American Literature, Chariton Review, Poet Lore, Weber Studies, The Kerf, Potpourri, Midwest Quarterly, and others. He currently co-edits Flint Hills Review and is vice-president of the Southwest American Culture Association.
- PrizesWinner of The Texas Review Press X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize 1999.
- Author(s)Philip Heldrich
- PublisherTexas Review Press
- Date of Publication30/07/1985
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationHuntsville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTexas Review Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight181 g
- Width137 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine8 mm
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