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On Daring to Eat the Pear: Heretical Narratives By Edward Simon
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"On Daring to Eat the Pear" engages narratives of a heretical nature. Ancient blasphemies, and the remnants of dead faith all commingle. Simon tells stories in a language profound and... More > enigmatic. Simon mines alike the obscure and the famous of history to write poems that are only confessional to the nature of reality. In these pages you will find stories in poetry ranging from a blues singer named Cadmon (or Kadmon) Delph who generates reality with his guitar, to the surreal and magically realist story of idol smashers being chased away from a dissolved monastery by a screaming, burning statue of Christ. Simon's work consciously doesn't imitate the staid conventions of modern lyric poetry in either intent, structure or theme. The narratives are all unified by a deep seated desire to find a new verse, one that is able to explicate the many functions of our post-faith religious condition. Simon's poems are prayers to a God who isn't there.< Less
The Heretic’s New Book of Blasphemous Prayer By Edward Simon
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In his second volume of poetry, Edward Simon examines the radical poetry and prayers of a radical faith. In the metaphysics of this book God isn't always real, but that doesn't mean that we can't... More > pray to him. In the new theology of a new religion, aesthetics becomes the guiding force in faith. As in his earlier book "Daring to Eat the Pear," Simon unflinchingly looks at the complexities of a belief that exist between fidelity and atheism. In "The Heretic's Book of Blasphemous Prayer" poems are offered up to the core of being, and iconoclastic religious beliefs are investigated from every possible direction.< Less
On Daring to Eat the Pear: Heretical Narratives By Edward Simon
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"On Daring to Eat the Pear" engages narratives of a heretical nature. Ancient blasphemies, and the remnants of dead faith all commingle. Simon tells stories in a language profound and... More > enigmatic. Simon mines alike the obscure and the famous of history to write poems that are only confessional to the nature of reality. In these pages you will find stories in poetry ranging from a blues singer named Cadmon (or Kadmon) Delph who generates reality with his guitar, to the surreal and magically realist story of idol smashers being chased away from a dissolved monastery by a screaming, burning statue of Christ. Simon's work consciously doesn't imitate the staid conventions of modern lyric poetry in either intent, structure or theme. The narratives are all unified by a deep seated desire to find a new verse, one that is able to explicate the many functions of our post-faith religious condition. Simon's poems are prayers to a God who isn't there.< Less