Sense of History - A Collection of Poetry by John Hatcher
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'This enlivening book of poems makes history by being a new kind of presentation, poetry as history, history as poetry. The poetry is essential, history is the means. These poems convey reality, including a breadth of soul, and fascinate by covering vast amounts of time. It is a pleasure to recommend this book highly. It is original, good and memorable.'
'. . . poems of a high order, well crafted, accessible, powerfully convincing, and resonant with spirit and faith. John Hatcher's range of interests, breadth of vision and depth of compassion are stunning. These are poems of lived experience screened through a sensitive, lively, bracing intelligence; they transfigure and illumine the ordinary, enlarge our perspective and affirm the loftiest human values.'
'There are many histories here - personal, regional, spiritual - and a subtle, healing laughter threading through. I like that.'
John Hatcher received his BA and MA degrees in English literature from Vanderbilt University and in 1968 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He is a professor of English Literature at the University of South Florida, specializing in medieval English literature and creative writing.
Dr Hatcher is the author of several books, including 'From the Auroral Darkness: The Life and Poetry of Robert Hayden' and 'Ali's Dream: The Story of Bahá'u'lláh', both published by George Ronald, and 'The Purpose of Physical Reality: The Kingdom of Names', published by the Bahá'í Publishing Trust, Wilmette.
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm (8.5 x 5.5 in)
Soft Cover Weight: 298 g
Hard Cover Weight: 411 g
Soft Cover ISBN: 978-0-85398-313-2
Hard Cover ISBN: 978-0-85398-312-5