The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse : 110 Poets on the Divine

The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse : 110 Poets on the Divine

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Kaveh Akbar

Publication date: 5/25/23

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 400 pages

Weight: 292

Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 26

A profoundly valuable collection, full of fresh perspective, and opening doors into all kinds of material that has been routinely neglected or patronized' Rowan Williams, TLSThis rich and surprising anthology is a holistic, global survey of a lyric conversation about the divine, one which has been ongoing for millennia. Beginning with the earliest attributable author in all of human literature, the twenty-third century BCE Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna, and taking in a constellation of voices - from King David to Lao Tzu, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to the Malian Epic of Sundiata - this selection presents a number of canonical figures like Blake, Dickinson and Tagore, alongside lesser-anthologized, diverse poets going up to the present day. Together they show the breathtaking multiplicity of ways humanity has responded to the spiritual, across place and time.