A Metaphorical God
No poet writing today confronts the perplexities of the divine with more pizzazz than Kimberly Johnson. In A Metaphorical God, Johnson showcases her gifts for mining language for its hidden gems and its gospel (“my tongue is a fovent choir, / a cloven fire”), using what she unearths to delve deep into mysteries both epistemological and holy.
“Kimberly Johnson is a polyphonic prestidigitator, a virtuoso of the vibrant heart, and —stunning in our fallen world—a genuine metaphysician, with all the healing aptitude the word implies.”
Kimberly Johnson is a poet, translator, and Renaissance scholar. She is the author of Leviathan with a Hook, Uncommon Prayer, and a translation of Virgil’s Georgics. Her poems appear widely in such publications as The New Yorker, Slate, and The Iowa Review. Johnson has received prizes from the Merton Foundation and the Utah Arts Council, and a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Salt Lake City.
Paperback / $14.00 (Can. $15.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-342-6 / 70 pages / Poetry
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