Brother Salvage: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) by Rick Hilles

By Rick Hilles

The identify of the name poem—“Brother Salvage: a genizah,” offers a skeleton key to free up the robust forces that bind Rick Hilles’s assortment. A genizah is a depository, or hiding position, for sacred texts. It plays a double functionality: to maintain hallowed gadgets secure and to avoid extra harmful forces from circulating and inflicting additional damage. Brother Salvage serves precisely this function. The poems are heartrending and incisive, keeping tales and lives that are supposed to no longer be forgotten. but, in the course of the poet’s eloquent craft, painful histories and pictures are superbly and luminously contained. Like students sifting via old genizahs looking for non secular and historic insights, readers immersed in Brother Salvage will locate, on the middle of the ebook, the main sacred entity: hope.

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