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Divina Is Divina
Jack Wiler; Baron Wormser, intro.

Notable Voices

2010 • 124 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"

$16.00 Paperback, 978-1-933880-20-4

Wiler explores a fundamental dilemma of human experience: How to enjoy life when you are acutely aware the Angel of Death could come to visit at any moment.

In this posthumous collection, attention is paid to the present moment. Wiler examines, with humor, compassion and fearlessness, the pleasures in life—especially the varieties of love--from friendship to sex—and how we are capable of ruining those pleasures for ourselves or for others. Jack helps us understand that life and death are each, in its own way, gifts we must live with relish, abandon and commitment.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Oh Jack. What can anybody say about Divina is Divina? It's like you have all the words--for life and death, and every grungy and gorgeous, sweet and stupid reality in between. Plus love, and plenty of it. Who wrote the book of love? You did, and the clang of your voice is food for all of us dogs, bacteria, and "lunatics coming in from the cold."”—Alicia Ostriker

“Reading these poems is like having Jack back. With this book, his best, maybe more people will read his perfect poems and get that Wiler’s voice is essential to U.S. poetics.”—Bob Holman

JACK WILER died in 2009. Diagnosed with AIDS in 2001, he continued, nevertheless, to write and educate students about poetry.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:59:00 -0500