Meditations in Times of Wonder


88 pages
ISBN: 13: 978-1-62138-078-8

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MICHAEL MARTIN’S Meditations in Times of Wonder is a collection of what might be called “postmodern metaphysical poetry.” It inhabits a space characterized by love and anger, by pathos and laughter, by perplexity and grace.

Praise for Meditations in Time of Wonder:

“It has been said that mysticism begins in mist and ends in schism. This is true of the heretics but not of the saints and anchorites, anchored in orthodoxy, whose mystic flights penetrate the heart of Mystery Himself. Michael Martin’s poetry, like that of St. John of the Cross, is animated by a true mysticism which penetrates the mist of mystery and heals the schism that rends faith from reason.”
JOSEPH PEARCE, Director of the Center for Faith and Culture, Aquinas College (Nashville, TN); author of Tolkien: Man and Myth

Meditations in Times of Wonder hums the harmonies between the mundane and transcendent, between the natural and the divine, between time-bound and timeless truths. The effect of many of the poems is that of a Pre-Raphaelite painting—rich, allusive, nourishing, and ­evocative. Martin’s surprising, revelatory images do the work, at once grounding and unleashing the reader, offering an invitation to participate along with the poet in the ­creative act and the life of faith.”
—­KAREN SWALLOW PRIOR, Professor of English, Liberty University; author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me

About the Author

MICHAEL MARTIN is a poet, professor, and musician, and lives on a small organic farm with his wife and nine children. He is also the author of a poetry chapbook, The Book of Creatures (Franciscan University of Steubenville, 2014), and a work of literary criticism, Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation ­England (Ashgate, 2014). His The Submerged Reality: Sophiology and the Turn to Poetic Theology is forthcoming from Angelico Press in 2015.