In Beginning: Poems is something like modern Midrash—commentary and musings on the ancient text of Genesis. Beginning with the beginning, they flirt with and fear a Creator-God. They deliberate on the wondrous and absurd rise of humanity. They flee to and from a family story that is both the stuff of myth and as familiar as small-town America.
The book is split into four sections to focus on key events, people, and storylines that make Genesis one of the most profound and provocative books ever written. In Beginning considers (1) The First World, (2) Abraham, (3) Jacob, and (4) Legacy. It’s all here: Light, Eden, Babel, and the story of family in communion with a sometimes hidden and hard God.
2021. Simul Books
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