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Biblia Pauperum

T. Crunk

From the acclaimed author of Living in the Resurrection and New Covenant Bound comes a new, brilliant collection of poetry. Biblia Pauperum builds an inspired, pure and beautiful world, unlike any we've seen before. Prepare to experience anew both the familiar and the unfamiliar as you journey through new perspectives on concepts often taken for granted.

Praise for T. Crunk's poetry:

I've been a huge fan of T. Crunk's poetry since his marvelous, Yale-winning debut, Living in the Resurrection. The poems in that volume and from the nearly two decades since its appearance have always seemed to me essential, life-giving, full of delights all too rare these days, and wisdom, yes, real wisdom.
If the poems in this new volume are leaner, hungrier, more restless and questing, than any we've seen from him before, they've lost none of the vitality, the sense of having grappled with the ineffable and emerged from unknowable, echoing depths, that Crunk's work always possesses. There are poems here ("Crows," "Ants," the long "Purgatory (Studies)") that are as good as any I know of being written today. T. Crunk is one of my very favorite contemporary poets.

—Davis McCombs

Crunk seems to me a true voyant, rather than a pseudo-mystic, as so many other current poets are. His poems convey a very real sense of the sacramental; one feels most fortunate to follow him through his lines, just as he goes along, uttering strange religious cries.

—James Dickey

Living in the Resurrection is filled with lustrous and portentous moments. In poem after sharply focused poem, in which the writing emphasizes meticulous attention to detail and offers some really breath-taking imagery, … there coexists a tone of reverence along with a sense of argument—an atmosphere of spiritual inquiry as well as fierce attachment …. [The book is] illuminated and illuminating ….

—Mary Oliver

In Parables and Revelations … the moon writes suicide notes, ants prophesy, and mirrors and windows come face to face. Each poem directs our gaze toward the clues that shroud life's most profound mysteries. They are signposts for the journey we are all on, whether we realize it or not.

—Chempolil Mathew



had at last
been remembered
the one name
spelled out
in chimney smoke
along a ridge
where a man
in silhouette
is a wound
across the sky
and an oak
is testing
its wings
of leaves
a hand
of dust
swirls up
into the air
a soul calls
after the wind
and back—
O what
has gone
and left us here?

Details and Ordering

Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Format: Softcover, 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-1-936628-21-6
Price: $15.00

Ships on or before October 15th

About the Author

Tony Crunk's first collection of poetry, Living in the Resurrection, was chosen by James Dickey as the 1994 selection in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. He has since published a number of children's books, as well as several additional collections of poetry and short fiction. He currently lives in Montgomery, Alabama.

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