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In another book of mystic explorations, Cooley mines the decline and passing of his parents’ lives for insights into a Spirit that dwells beyond us, beside us and in us, the poet guided by “the grace light possible to sustain me.” Drawing from received texts in Christian myth for iconic figures he can re-shape as his own, Cooley tries once again to find miracle, even ironic miracle, in the ordinary.
About the Author
PETER COOLEY was born and raised in the Midwest but has lived half his life in New Orleans, where he is Professor of English at Tulane University. Married and the father of three children, Divine Margins is his eighth book of poetry. His work has appeared in The New England Review, The Southern Review, Poetry, and The Paris Review.