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Home: 100 Poems (Hardcover)

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By Christian Wiman (Editor)
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We have spent more time at home lately than in most parts of our experience. For many of us, that introspection has led to some realizations deftly illustrated by Christopher Wiman in his most recent poetry collection. Four walls can keep us safe, but home can also be a phone call with a loved one, a favorite sweater, or a family recipe. Curl up with your home and enjoy this beautiful collection.

— Andrew

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Evocative poems and prose fragments about home, selected by one of the most celebrated poets of our time
 
“This is a book of longing, yes, and also spiritual discernment, political awareness, historical memory, and deep intimacy.”—Carolyn Forché
 
In this poignant collection, Christian Wiman draws together one hundred evocative poems and prose fragments about home, exploring home’s deep theological, literary, philosophical, historical, political, and social dimensions. Wiman calls home “a house, a country, a language, a love, a longing, a grief, a god.” It’s “a word that disperses into more definitions than one book can contain.”  
 
The tensions between diffusion and concentration, roaming and rootedness, precarity and security are everywhere in this book, often in the same poem. Ranging from early modernism to the current moment, and from southern Africa to the Arctic Circle, the selections are as diverse as the poets included. Collectively they envision an imaginative home for even the most homeless of modern readers. Completed entirely during quarantine, amid the miseries of separation and isolation, the collection offers a powerful vision of home as both a place and a way.

About the Author


Christian Wiman is Clement-Muehl Professor of Communication Arts at Yale Divinity School. He is the author, editor, or translator of more than ten books, including Joy: 100 Poems.

Praise For…


“This is a book of longing, yes, and also spiritual discernment, political awareness, historical memory, and deep intimacy.”—Carolyn Forché



Product Details
ISBN: 9780300253450
ISBN-10: 0300253451
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2021
Pages: 264
Language: English