Glossolalia: Speaking in Tongues

Glossolalia: Speaking in Tongues
Author: Ned Hayes
Language English
Pages: 250
ISBN10: 1590925874
Genre: Literature
Goodreads Rating: 4.40
ISBN13: 9781590925874
Published: March 1st 2009 by Orchard House Press

Glossolalia: speaking in tongues is a powerful poetic exploration of the last years of the 20th century, spoken in a multitude of interlocking tongues. A deep exploration of human experience, ranging from loss and genocide to joy and childbirth, Ned Hayes uses a multivalent language, ranging widely from ancient mythic tropes to modern slang to provoke and enthrall his readers. A truly original voice in American poetry. An inspiring collection of work for those who find succor in the wildness of words or the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. Glossolalia is an invigorating book of unconventional poetry--worthy of note. --Nicholas Hallum, editor of Poetry in Place: The Pacific Northwest in Prose and Poems Like the best works of 19th century poetry, this 21st century first book of poems from Ned Hayes is full of mythic references. Glossolalia is a book that is by turns charming, frustrating, brutal and spiritual. This insightful work will intrigue and enthrall most every reader. Recommended. --Steelhead Reviews In Glossolalia, Ned Hayes creates a startling mythic landscape and populates it with convincing voices and thoughtful theological questions. His poems wrestle alternatively with cultural identity and ancient myth, all set against the vibrant and harshly unforgiving landscape of the Pacific Northwest. --Hot Literate Rants & Raves