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Grace
by John Hodgen
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006
eISBN: 978-0-8229-9075-8 | Paper: 978-0-8229-5932-8
Library of Congress Classification PS3558.O3426G73 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54

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Winner of the 2005 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry.


Grace is John Hodgen’s third book of poetry. He is a poet of extreme contrasts, offering us the dregs of despair, yet instantly recalling hope in the beauty of nature or in a moment in time when all is right, when we realize grace. In “For the Leapers” the narrator relates, “We will fall past the angels, / we will fall from such height, / our tears will lift up from our eyes. / We will fall straight through hell. / And then we will rise.” Hodgen’s poems roam through history, religion, man-made disasters, baseball, pop culture, and Wal-Marts, on paths that come full circle with remarkable completeness, maturity, and dexterity.



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