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Illusion of an Overwhelm

Published by NYQ Books in New York, NY .

About the Book

John Amen's Illusion of an Overwhelm offers four distinct series: "Hallelujah Anima," in which the poet explores desire, self-inquiry, and ambivalence, as well as the torturous journey of inner healing; "The American Myths," highlighting the intersections between politics, religion, and archetypal dynamics, inspired in part by Black Lives Matter and other progressive forms of populism; "My Gallery Days," which focuses on multiple characters and overlapping narratives, offering poetic commentaries on art and the fleeting nature of life; and "Portrait of Us," the poet's celebration of enduring love and romance, presented from multiple viewpoints and timeframes. While covering wide ground thematically and imagistically, Amen makes use of searing language, the book resounding on conceptual and aesthetic levels long after the final line is read.

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 96
Dimensions 9 x 6 x inches
Weight .339 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library OL26236267M
ISBN 13 978-1-63045-048-9
LC Control Number 2017936068

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