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Verdigris By Dennis Weiser
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25 poems in two parts on themes from the everyday ("Mother, May I?" and "If I Spend My Life") to the mythic ("At Blayneys," "Fenris," "Prometheus,"... More > "On the Down Side" and "Verdigris"), current events ("Elian Gonzales," "Colbumine" and "Arab Spring"), villanelles ("I Am an Old Man," "Winds and Sands") and English sonnets ("No Time for Hatred's Wars," "Water or Wave"). Part 2 is a long poem ("Wine-Dark-Sea") retelling Book Nine of Homer's The Odyssey from the viewpoint of the Kyklops, Polyphemos. Original Preface.< Less
After the Dawn By Dennis Weiser
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38 original poems--powerful, symbolic, familiar, experimental--packed with emotion on subjects ranging as widely as a child's birth ("For Eric") to a meditation on the banality of evil... More > ("Death Sentence"), a humorous ode touching baseball ("Chin Music") to pure political outrage ("Don't Gimme That Jazz"), a prayer for "America" to a hymn of gratitude for another ("Brigit"), and much more.< Less
Chin Music By Dennis Weiser
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26 vibrantly original poems of humor, love, political outrage and transformation, featuring "America, Stop Working," "Bush Dreams," "Reaganomics," "Chin... More > Music," "Tea Party" and "Texas Barbecue & Tea."< Less
Escape Artist By Dennis Weiser
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From the savage resignation of "Barbarian Dreams" and "I Am Al-Qaeda," the introspective "The River of Frozen Souls" and a sardonic meditation on "The Worst Kind of... More > Death" to a gentle ode to "Small Potatoes," a "Definition" of poetry and a recollection of lost love ("Connie") to the final welcoming of "To the Lodger": Twenty poems by America's leading realistic romantic and post-industrial shaman.< Less
Second Sight By Dennis Weiser
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22 original poems written over a long and rich career, including the poet's reverie of working on the Mississippi ("Deck"), a pithy warning about utilitarian values ("Mute Love"),... More > an elegy for Sylvia Plath, an audacious primer ("How to Be a Poet in Ten Easy Lessons"), a lamentt("Ballad of the Orphan), a dark midwestern "Three Poems from Hell," a toungue-in-cheek "Ballad Fragments," and the very personal "Remembering Dreams."< Less
Poems for Economists By Dennis Weiser
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Poems dealing with the crash of 2008, income inequality, entrepreneurialism, ideology, conservatives, wishful thinking, violence, mathematics, desire, suicides, work, architecture, America,... More > Reagonomics, Alzheimersville, lawyers, baseball, CIA, selfishness, self-maximizing preference seekers, recidivism, romantic love, lust< Less
New Institutes: A Primer of Practical Theology for 21st Century America By Dennis Weiser
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A work of practical theology that reexamines and reinterprets key concepts and traditional theistic arguments of Western Christianity from the perspective of global economics and ecology. Refreshing... More > and entirely original, NEW INSTITUTES takes seriously the eschatology of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, harmonizing the sister religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam with New Age Spirituality, and offers a modern interpretation of three key concepts of Christian theology: faith, death and resurrection. Weiser examines classical arguments of Anselm, Aquinas and Descartes, providing an appendix on logic and epistemology. Also considered: atheism, gods and goddesses, Calvinism, Jesus' mission, intelligent design, Christian ethics, science and religion. This is a work that clears the air of cant and drivel, consigning the evangelical bunk of Pat Robertson and Jack Van Impe, of religionist and anti-religionist alike, to the flames.< Less
Sinister Dynamic...Vol. 3: The Challenge: Redefining Work, Equality & Authority By Dennis Weiser
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Volume 3 of Sinister Dynamic: Global Governance and the Reconstruction of Nature, The Challenge: Redefining Work, Equality & Authority. Includes: a detailed analysis of capitalism's terminal... More > dysfunctions, how to achieve local autonomy through genuine political action, and an epilogue describing the consequences of our failure to do so. New essay added to end: The Real Problem Undermining Diversity.< Less
Sinister Dynamic...Vol. 1: The Axis of History By Dennis Weiser
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Volume 1 of Sinister Dynamic: Global Governance and the Reconstruction of Nature, The Axis of History: The legacy of World War II, the OSS and CIA, and the rise of the national security state;... More > corporate hegemony and its discontents, some positive developments for social evolution... 1 Lost Future: Corporate Science, Secrecy and Renewable Energy 2 Contempt: The Spread of Corporate Contamination 3 We Are the Ocean, We Are Water< Less
Sinister Dynamic...Vol. 2: Teachable Moments By Dennis Weiser
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Volume 2 of Sinister Dynamic: Global Governance and the Reconstruction of Nature, Teachable Moments. New essay added to end: America's "Sinister Dynamic" and National Security.