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Shimmer of Something

Lean Stories of Spiritual Substance


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ISBN-13: 9780814637142
Published: 24/02/2014
Product description
Prose poems, chants, litanies, simple songs, cadenced prayers, brief bursts of rhythmic observation, elegies to little moments that are not little at all in the least whatsoever-welcome to the melodic world of Brian Doyle's "proems," swirling with voices unreeling tales, souls telling stories, moments photographed with ink. Accessible, easy to read, blunt, brief, and sometimes unforgettable, "these are not poems," says the author, "but life set to the music of poetry." In A Shimmer of Something, Brian Doyle's characteristic humor and sincerity combine to make this collection a delight to read. From his conviction that miracles breed ripples that do not cease, to his lack of faith about the life of an elderberry bush, to the amusing story of a friend's experience of driving the Dalai Lama to Seattle, to the humorous experience of his second Confession, to an intimate story of love and loss, Doyle's lean stories of spiritual substance inspire, entertain, and captivate.
Author Information

Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle is the editor of the University of Portland's award-winning Portland Magazine, and the author of many books, among them the spiritual essay collections Grace Notes, Leaping: Revelations & Epiphanies, and The Thorny Grace of It: And Other Essays for Imperfect Catholics. Brian's essays have appeared in U.S. Catholic, First Things, Christian Century, America, The American Scholar, Harper's and The Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of A Shimmer of Something: Lean Stories of Spiritual Substance and a contributor to Give Us This Day published by Liturgical Press.

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