Rebirth of Wonder: Poems of the Common Life (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series) by David M. Johnson

Rebirth of Wonder: Poems of the Common Life (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series) Author: David M. Johnson
eBook Title: Rebirth of Wonder: Poems of the Common Life (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series)
ISBN10: 0826339751
ISBN13: 978-0826339751
Language: English
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (April 16, 2007)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
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Rebirth of Wonder chronicles in prose David Johnson's migrations and adventures of discovery from Minnesota to New Mexico, Mexico, Spain, and Greece. His odysseys have taken this young son of a Norwegian-Lutheran minister to the life of a poet-teacher, making his way in the world as a father, husband, grandfather, and man of tolerance and conscience of the twentieth century.


"Memoir and poetry fuse in these delightful family history and travel sagas, revealing the poet's intense experiences on a road well traveled."--Rudolfo Anaya, author of Jemez Spring (UNM Press)


"David Johnson was my first teacher of poetry. He inspired, and gave permission to explore the territory of the soul. This collection of poems reveals the immense spirit of the poet, and these poems will in turn, inspire and give permission. . . . These poems are deft, tender, and powerful; are lights in a time of wounding. I continue to learn."--Joy Harjo, poet, musician, professor


"What a beautiful book! David Johnson celebrates the mysterious powers that drive us to seek wholeness in family life, ancestral memory, in the putting down of roots only to uproot . . . craft and contemplation come together here and the winners are readers hungry for a fuller, more beautiful life."--Demetria Martinez

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