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Before the Ending of the Day: Life and Love, Death and Redemption

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John Bowker’s poems and translations have been published in many different places.  They are gathered here in a single volume for the first time.

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Author: John Bowker

ISBN: 978-0-9811606-1-0

Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5″

Number of Pages: 148

Synopsis: John Bowker’s poems and translations have been published in many places. They are gathered here in a single volume for the first time. The translations are made from poems that come from different parts of the world, ranging from the Middle East to India, China and Japan.

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  1. “John Bowker brings to his poetry a life of international scholarship, and this creates problems in communication. The abstract theologian seems always to be overshadowing, even eclipsing, the poet. Rare concrete images (“Rose tapping on window in a winter world”) or neat metaphysical conceits “Time prosecutes, but I will be defence”) offer meagre compensation among too many poems that begin along the lines of “The illusion does not need reiteration”.

    The sources, ranging from a 17th century gazetteer to Buddhist translations, are intriguing, and the poet’s learning is immense, but essentially this is poetry as fog.”

    -Martyn Halsall is poetry editor of Third Way, and communications adviser to Blackburn
    diocese.

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