Angel's Task

Poems in Biblical Time

By Laurie L. Patton
(Barrytown Limited, Paperback, 9781581771442, 115pp.)

Publication Date: October 2011

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Description
Laurie Patton's Poems in Biblical Time give contemplative voice to the reading cycle of the Jewish year. Replete with ancient imagery coming alive in the language of the present, each poem weaves scripture into everyday life while refocusing a single Biblical moment. In her vision here, angels are also messengers sent to earth with a single piece of work to accomplish. Although we are of so many minds burdened with so many tasks, as readers we again receive messengers and the messages they bring. Recognition may come in the angelic voice, and we can meet angels and ourselves at the tent door in the heat of the day. Angel's Task urges continuous awe-or trembling.



About the Author
Laurie L. Patton is Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Early Indian Religion at Emory University. She is author of "Myth as Argument: The Brhaddevata as Canonical Commentary "(1996), editor of "Jewels of Authority: Women and Text in the Hindu Tradition "(2002), and author of "Fire's Goal: Poems from a Hindu Year "(2003), among other books.
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