The Nudes of God

The Nudes of God

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James Barfoot's first collection of poetry, carefully honed and selected from his life's body of work, reveals a fresh perspective on women, sexuality, and divinity. In superbly crafted verse, he explores multiple facets of relationships, sex, the universe, and, of course, God. This volume reveals the author's belief that each time a woman is about to be understood, she offers a new glimpse of her self, another layer of limitless profundity. These poems, many of which are deliciously explicit, reveal the highly principled reverence which underlies Barfoot's central themes.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 175 pages
  • 148.8 x 224 x 19.1mm | 373.24g
  • NewSouth Books
  • Montgomery, Albania
  • English
  • 1588380289
  • 9781588380289

Review quote

"Somewhere between Our Lady and Lolita, Barfoot's nudes are luminous. A rich vein of humor, often bawdy, plays about these poems, and this surprises and pleases us. The variety of Nudes in amazing, and the seeming ease of execution belies the careful craftsmanship in every line." --Rosemary Franklin "The Nudes of God challenges, confounds, amuses, offends, and inspires. An utterly original book, it grabs out attention like a jolt of electricity and never lets go." --Peter Huggins "In The Nudes of God the body and soul are one. Sometimes that is a great gift, and sometimes it is a great burden. James Barfoot explores both with intelligence, verve, and wit. These are earthy, ecstatic poems." --Andrew Hudginsshow more