The Lord of Everywhere

By , August 7, 2019

The Lord of



By John Hodgen

Paperback $17.95 (9780899241654)
Published: September 2019
62 pages, 6.5 x 8.5 in.
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The poems in The Lord of Everywhere are about strength and courage and the will to hold on, about home and homelessness, and the tension that floats like Emily’s feather between knowing what home means and finding our true home. These poems praise those caught between glaciers of clarity and wildfires of cruelty, those who take that “new step,” which Dostoevsky called our greatest fear. These poems honor those who make their way home each day, together or alone, and who still believe, somehow, inexplicably, almost wordlessly, in love that endures, even in the flames.

John Hodgen is Writer in Residence at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the author of four previous books of poetry: In My Father’s House, winner of the Bluestem Award; Bread Without Sorrow, winner of the Balcones Poetry Prize; Grace, winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry; and Heaven & Earth Holding Company, a 2011 Massachusetts Book Award winner. Hodgen is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Grolier Prize, the Foley Poetry Prize, the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize, an Arvon Foundation Award, the Chad Walsh Prize, and inclusion in Best American Poetry 2017.

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