Finding the World's Fullness

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Slant Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.38 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Robert Cording has published eight collections of poems, the most recent of which are Walking With Ruskin, Only So Far, and Without My Asking. He taught for thirty-eight years at Holy Cross College and now serves as a poetry mentor in the MFA program at Seattle Pacific University.


""Whether considering the ineluctable mystery of poetry, appraising all that is poetical in Scripture, or offering unprecedentedly keen readings of particular poets, Robert Cording shows himself, as his own poetry has always shown him, to be lit from within."" --Sydney Lea, former Vermont poet laureate

""The essays in Robert Cording's Finding the World's Fullness are at once so complex and so clear, bracingly clean in their execution, full of humility and beauty. It's that experience of reading where the words slip away easily from the bones of meaning, where 'writing' becomes a synonym for 'revealing.'"" --Leah Hager Cohen, author of Strangers and Cousins

""Robert Cording's Finding the World's Fullness gathers essays written by an astute and passionate poet that explore 'literature with a theological underpinning, ' and among other subjects, the poem's ultimate purpose, nature poetry, mystery, and the role of metaphor in enriching experience. . . . Cording's ideas draw on a lifetime of erudition; there are pearls in every paragraph. I used up three highlighters reading this: that's high praise!"" --Gray Jacobik, author of The Banquet: New & Selected Poems and Eleanor

""Robert Cording's Finding the World's Fullness is a book so rich in its spiritual and psychological insights that it is hard to even begin to adequately sum up its effect on the reader who listens carefully. . . . Cording's book is a game-changer, part of that Philosopher's Circle that includes Rilke, Stevens, Eliot, Herbert, Bishop, and others. I urge you to read him."" --Paul Mariani, author of The Mystery of It All: The Vocation of Poetry in the Twilight of Modernism and Ordinary Time: Poems