Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Poet's Quest For God

A significant number of the 250 poets in this anthology, The Poet's Quest For God: 21st Century Poems of Faith, Doubt and Wonder, edited by Dr Oliver Brennan, Todd Swift and Dominic Bury, are Irish and I'm delighted to be among them. It is being published by Todd Swift's Eyewear Publishing.

The Poet's Quest For God, with an Introduction by Dr Ewan Fernie, features over 250 of the leading poets now writing in the English language, mostly represented by new poems of the 21st century.

This is a book that will delight, inspire, amuse and challenge, in equal measure - as each poet explores the questions of faith and doubt from their own particular perspective.  This is the first contemporary global anthology of poems of spirituality and religion to feature poems by Atheists, Agnostics, Christians, as well as those from the Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Budhhist traditions.

The poets are from America, Canada, Ireland, the UK, India, and elsewhere, including Patience Agbabi, Kazim Ali, Fanny Howe, Mimi Khalvati, Stephen Burt, Christian Wiman, Charles Bernstein, Rae Armantrout, Andrew Motion, Elspeth Smith, Annie Finch, Alfred Corn, Ilya Kaminsky, and hundreds more.

This beautifully designed anthology - in hardcover - will be over 300 pages and a perfect gift for all occasions, a bedside companion, and a potential classic for decades to come.  This is truly a benchmark publication, waiting to happen.  In order to cover the costs of design and publication in a large print run, Eyewear would like to call upon your support to make this book happen soon.  There will be launches in several major cities.

To pledge or preorder please go here.

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