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    Description"Soul Food" is a feast of thoughtful poems to stir the mind and feed the spirit. Drawn from many traditions, ranging from Rumi, Kabir and Blake, to Rilke, Emily Dickinson and Paul Celan, this wide-ranging selection includes enormously varied work by celebrated contemporary poets such as Jane Hirshfield, Denise Levertov, Thomas Merton and Mary Oliver, as well as by many lesser-known writers from all periods and places. The anthology opens with a series of poems on human life and spiritual sustenance, starting with Rumi: 'This being human is a guest house./Each morning a new arrival...'. The poems which follow explore many ways of keeping body and soul together, offering food for thought on knowing yourself, living with nature, who or what is God...All are universal illuminations of the meaning of life, speaking to readers of all faiths as well as to searchers and non-believers. "Soul Food" shows how poetry can help feed our hunger for meaning in times of spiritual starvation.


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    Title
    Soul Food
    Subtitle
    Nourishing Poems for Starved Minds
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Neil Astley, Edited by Pamela Robertson-Pearce
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781852247669
    ISBN 10: 1852247665
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000
    DC22: 821.9208
    Thema V1.0: DCQ
    Publisher
    BLOODAXE BOOKS LTD
    Imprint name
    BLOODAXE BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    10 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Tyne and Wear
    Author Information
    Neil Astley is editor of Bloodaxe Books. He has published several other anthologies, including Staying Alive, Being Alive, Do Not Go Gentle and Passionfood, as well as two novels, The End of My Tether (Scribner), which was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award in 2002, and The Sheep Who Changed the World (Flambard, 2005). He lives in Northumberland. Pamela Robertson-Pearce is an artist and filmmaker. Her films include Imago: Meret Oppenheim (1996) and Gifted Beauty (2000). She has shown her work in solo exhibitions in New York and Provincetown, and in various group shows in the US and Europe. Born in Stockholm, she grew up in Sweden, Spain and England, then lived mostly in America - also working in Switzerland, Norway and Albania - before moving to Northumberland.
    Table of contents
    SOUL FOOD INCLUDES ANNA AKHMATOVA MAYA ANGELOU WILLIAM BLAKE JOHN BURNSIDE PAUL CELAN CHUANG-TZU EMILY DICKINSON THICH NHAT HANH JANE HIRSHFIELD GEORGE HERBERT GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS KABIR JANE KENYON LAL DED (LALLA) D.H. LAWRENCE DENISE LEVERTOV THOMAS MERTON CZESLAW MILOSZ NAOMI SHIHAB NYE MARY OLIVER AMRITA PRITAM RAINER MARIA RILKE RUMI ST JOHN OF THE CROSS EDITH SODERGRAN ANNA SWIR WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA SHINKICHI TAKAHASHI R.S. THOMAS AND MANY OTHERS...