A Slender Grace: Poems by Rod Jellema

By Rod Jellema

A slim Grace is Rod Jellema's first selection of poetry due to the fact that his hugely praised The 8th Day seemed nearly 20 years in the past. during this quantity, which is composed of sixty seven poems, just about all of them new, Jellema confronts a tradition that loves bigness with poems that detect what's narrow -- the skinny traces, the threads in which a few issues grasp, the slender crevices wherein divine grace deals to reconcile people to one another and to the Creator.

These superbly crafted items aren't "religious poems" within the ordinary experience. As Jellema explains, "These poems separately usually are not religious message-bearers. nonetheless, it's inevitable that my trust in a stunning global that's damaged and divinely redeemed -- even though it's not that i am preaching approximately it -- might be glaring throughout." And it's, as Jellema takes a moment, deeper examine things like eco-friendly beans in all their glory, a lovesick lonely younger guy in a Laundromat, and his personal feel of the area whereas snorkeling within the pink Sea.

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