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    This review was originally published at early 2013, Dave Harrity came to Pittsburgh to lead a writing workshop at The Upper Room I wrote after the workshop that those who attended came expecting to write, but left seeing our whole neighborhood through a different lens Poetry can help us develop a vision for transfigured reality Dave s guidance that day did just that by writing together we pulled back the veil and glimpsed in a new way what the Hol This review was originally published at early 2013, Dave Harrity came to Pittsburgh to lead a writing workshop at The Upper Room I wrote after the workshop that those who attended came expecting to write, but left seeing our whole neighborhood through a different lens Poetry can help us develop a vision for transfigured reality Dave s guidance that day did just that by writing together we pulled back the veil and glimpsed in a new way what the Holy Spirit was doing among us.Now Harrity has a new book of poetry out called These Intricacies In it, he gives us glimpses of latent glory in the hills of Kentucky, the mysteries and challenges of fatherhood, the passing of seasons, and the endeavors of prayer Though he has playful moments, the collection is sobering Harrity s pictures of family relationships are mysterious and full of longing Firearms appear dangerous and unpredictable Prayer yields frustration and bewilderment.Fitting of our present turn of seasons, Harrity returns often to the humbling effect of winter calling it Proof positive that all you make can t be that important after all A spring snowstorm smothering newly blooming flowers is God s way to remind us that death is just another word for patience One hears in these words a reminder that everything is vapor, that we are quite small in comparison to the grandeur of creation and the mysteries of God s schemes.From this place of smallness, Harrity searches for signs or sounds of hope Musing on the rock fences of Kentucky first built by Irish immigrants and then by black slaves How does a wall get made into an altar Can something which seems to be a monument to violence or injustice be transfigured into something beautiful and holy Like the imagined altar made of stones once handled by slaves, the glory here is potential, latent Seeds of the new creation have been planted, but are not yet emerging, and hope still lies beneath the surface of ground In theological terms, there s no over realized eschatology here.By offering a sobering vision of reality, Harrity invites us to search for what is true, what endures, what truly matters This is wisdom literature, an invitation to patience and slowness, an invitation to near contentment After many poems of prayerfully questioning God s silence and seeming absence, Harrity offers an image of himself fishing with his father, all right with saying nothing God s silence may not yet have been broken, but a lakeside moment with a father reveals a relationship beyond words This is wisdom to search for communion in patient silence The pieces collected in These Intricacies are poems to inspire that search Thank you to Cascade Books and Wipf and Stock Publishers for providing me with a review copy of These Intricacies so that I could write this review


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These Intricacies ➮ [Read] ➪ These Intricacies By Dave Harrity ➺ – Thomashillier.co.uk These Intricacies is a book of poems traversing the intersection of family, fatherhood, and faith Set in shifting, vibrant spaces of a rich Kentucky landscape, and wrought with metaphysical crisis, th These Intricacies is a book of poems traversing the intersection of family, fatherhood, and faith Set in shifting, vibrant spaces of a rich Kentucky landscape, and wrought with metaphysical crisis, this collection charts the slow, seismic shifts of growth bound up in understanding the nature of home Dangling between struggle and tranquility, the poems in These Intricacies evoke a contemplative exploration of masculinity and vocation as the poet and reader journey together to discover and dissolve the discontinuities of how we are loved and how we can love others This collection of elemental Kentucky poems will land like starlight in your throat You will want to sing Dave Harrity aloud to find that words have wombs, that what he calls the dusk in our bodies, our cairns of guilt, still birth and mark dim paths of light These Intricacies will clear a way into your own and leave you grateful for each twist Paul Willis, author of Say This Prayer into the Past Harrity invites us into the poems, but also into thought, quiet, and a contemplative solitude rare in our century Here is a poet attentive to the worlds beyond and within us Lynn Domina, author of Framed in Silence Intricate only begins to describe the delicate, strong, interlaced qualities of Harrity s poems Each poem here is a complex weaving of poetic attention into an honest, lamenting, desiring voice that embodies the human necessity to turn away the dark, to call down light from stars David Wright, author of The Small books of Bach and A Liturgy for Stones Harrity metes out his keen sense of our material reality in These Intricacies with an undeniable spirit eye I m punctured by all that s hallowed and harsh in these poems What s I m thankful Susanna Childress, author of Jagged with Love and Entering the House of Awe These Intricacies is a welcome new voice in American poetry for the muscle and soul and lyric vision it offers us The comfort and confidence I feel in Harrity s lines reminds me of voices like Richard Hugo, James Wright, and John Anderson, with the Songs of David weaving throughout Jeanie Thompson, author, The Myth of Water Poems from the Life of Helen Keller Dave Harrity travels the country teaching workshops on contemplative living, spiritual discipline, and poetry He is the author of Making Manifest On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand, a book of meditations and creative writing exercises for individual spiritual growth and communal formation An Assistant Professor of English at Campbellsville University, he lives, teaches, and writes in Louisville with his wife and children.

    These Intricacies eBook ↠ Paperback guilt, still birth and mark dim paths of light These Intricacies will clear a way into your own and leave you grateful for each twist Paul Willis, author of Say This Prayer into the Past Harrity invites us into the poems, but also into thought, quiet, and a contemplative solitude rare in our century Here is a poet attentive to the worlds beyond and within us Lynn Domina, author of Framed in Silence Intricate only begins to describe the delicate, strong, interlaced qualities of Harrity s poems Each poem here is a complex weaving of poetic attention into an honest, lamenting, desiring voice that embodies the human necessity to turn away the dark, to call down light from stars David Wright, author of The Small books of Bach and A Liturgy for Stones Harrity metes out his keen sense of our material reality in These Intricacies with an undeniable spirit eye I m punctured by all that s hallowed and harsh in these poems What s I m thankful Susanna Childress, author of Jagged with Love and Entering the House of Awe These Intricacies is a welcome new voice in American poetry for the muscle and soul and lyric vision it offers us The comfort and confidence I feel in Harrity s lines reminds me of voices like Richard Hugo, James Wright, and John Anderson, with the Songs of David weaving throughout Jeanie Thompson, author, The Myth of Water Poems from the Life of Helen Keller Dave Harrity travels the country teaching workshops on contemplative living, spiritual discipline, and poetry He is the author of Making Manifest On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand, a book of meditations and creative writing exercises for individual spiritual growth and communal formation An Assistant Professor of English at Campbellsville University, he lives, teaches, and writes in Louisville with his wife and children."/>
  • Paperback
  • 76 pages
  • These Intricacies
  • Dave Harrity
  • 23 August 2019
  • 1498236936

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