Epistles, Mark Jarman
Compellingly modern prose poems in the style of Paul's Letters to the Corinthians. Intimately addressing the reader, the poems issue from a speaker who at times resembles a neighbor, at others an angel or prophet; sometimes all three.
Mark Jarman is a professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently To the Green Man, published by Sarabande. His book The Black Riviera won the 1991 Poets' Prize. Questions for Ecclesiastes was a finalist for the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award and won the 1998 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.