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God of Nothingness


Mark Wunderlich


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A magnificent book of hope and resolve written out of profound losses, by award-winning poet Mark Wunderlich

Praise For God of Nothingness: Poems

God of Nothingness is a folkloric investigation into death and its resounding implications on our humanity and significance.”The Arkansas International

“[God of Nothingness is] Mark Wunderlich’s . . . best collection of poems. . . . He makes lines as warm and clean as the sunlit pine floors upon which his cat napped.”—Commonweal

“The superb fourth collection from Wunderlich disarms with its directness, humor, and pathos.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Wunderlich . . . strikes a note of elegiac unease [in God of Nothingness]. . . . The poem ‘My Night with Jeffrey Dahmer,’ as chilling as its title, owes much of its power to the poet’s ability to orchestrate a suspensefully blended tone of dread and desire.”Library Journal

“Erotic, folkloric, elegiac, philosophic, aesthetic, lyric, queer and rural and utterly haunted (but without the usual messiness of haunting), Wunderlich transcends downward and takes us with him. . . . I am in love with The God of Nothingness, which is permeated, it turns out, with a majestic somethingness.—Diane Seuss

“Mark Wunderlich’s poems are alarmingly wise, lyrically charged, and built out of an almost otherworldly clarity. . . . Wunderlich makes an argument not for beauty but for a clear-eyed resilience. God of Nothingness is a book that is as devastating as it is life-affirming, a weapon that both wounds and saves.”—Ada Limón

Graywolf Press, 9781644450420, 88pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2021

About the Author

Mark Wunderlich is the author of The Anchorage, which won the 1999 Lambda Literary Award. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.