The Road to Emmaus: Poems

The Road to Emmaus: Poems

Spencer Reece

Longlisted for the nationwide ebook Award

A relocating, sophisticated series of narrative poems, from a pointy new poetic voice

Two strangers stroll towards Emmaus. Christ has simply been crucified, and they're heartbroken―until a 3rd guy joins them at the highway and comforts them. when they succeed in Emmaus and holiday bread, the pair realizes they've been jogging with Christ himself. yet within the second they realize him, he disappears. Spencer Reece attracts in this gentle tale in his spell binding collection―one that fearlessly confronts love and its loss, depression and its comfort, and religion in all of its numerous guises.

Reece's valuable determine in The street to Emmaus is a middle-aged guy who turns into a clergyman within the Episcopal Church; those poems stick with him to manhattan urban, to Honduras, to a sanatorium the place he works as a chaplain, to a jail, to an Alcoholics nameless assembly. With language of easy, lyrical attractiveness that gently accrues weight and momentum, Reece spins compelling dramas out of small moments: the speaker, residing between a bunch of orphans, pondering "Was it real, what they stated, priest is a home lit up?"; males discovering one another at a popping out workforce; a guy attempting to come into view after a existence that had relied on no longer being seen.

A longing for connection, an discomfort of loneliness, and the moment of affection disappearing sooner than our eyes hang-out this long-awaited moment assortment from Spencer Reece.

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