Rosing from the Dead

Paul J. Willis

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Subject Category: Poetry
Length: 99 pages
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Binding: paper
Published: October 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60226-004-7


From the details of hikes in the mountains, conversations with children, observations in the college classroom or the church sanctuary, and forays into family history, Paul Willis weaves poems that "[push you] beyond the mundane to an unusual angle of vision." (Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Christian Century). Several of the poems in Rosing from the Dead, Willis's second full-length collection, have appeared in publications such as Appalachia, Bark, Books & Culture, Christian Century, Cider Press Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Mars Hill Review and Ruminate.

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Annie's Wish [PDF]
Library [PDF]
Rosing from the Dead [PDF]

Table of Contents

When You Say

I. Faith of Our Fathers

Paul Jonathan Willis
Faith of Our Fathers
Mind and Matter
The Gospel Train
Where It Happened
The Cubs
A Miracle
The Fullback
Nuclear Family
On Time
Train Set
Early Morning

II. Higher Learning

The Way in Which
Hidden Flesh
Possible Endings
Four Fingers
What He Can Do
Annie's Wish
What I Will Want
The Good Portion
The Planet of Your Desires
Candles Waking
Cutting Edge
Modern Languages
The Finding
Higher Learning
Dictionary of National Biography
Visiting Hours
Rosing from the Dead

III. Signs and Wonders

Minimum Wage
Across the Lawn
Crossing the Canyon
Pear Lake Ski Hut
Sierra Spring
Birch Creek Tarn
Telescope Peak
Orpheus Arrives from the Sea
Trona Pinnacles
Santa Barbara
Urban Planning
Storm Clearing, Dusy Basin
Questions at the Time
Seven-Step Program
Still Here
What I Can Hear
Low Water
Lizard's Mouth
Red, White and Blue
Signs and Wonders
What California and Alaska Have in Common
Cottonwood Spring
Frank Felt Gets Married
At Cold Spring Tavern
Restricted Travel
What We Have
Norman Clyde
Old River