Spiritual Exercises by Mark Yakich

Spiritual Exercises

A new collection from a poet of "wily verve" whose work is "filled with more satire and jeopardy than anything going today" (Terrance Hayes) Mark Yakich's fifth collection of poetry is a dynamic and discerning journey of devotion and temptation in pursuit of the divine. Not trifling in ambiguity but diving headlong into it, Spiritual Exercises wrestles with popular gods as much as with personal ghosts. From autism to eroticism, from benediction t...

Details Spiritual Exercises

TitleSpiritual Exercises
Release DateJul 2nd, 2019
PublisherPenguin Books

Reviews Spiritual Exercises

  • Patricia Murphy
    The book starts with such intimate and plaintive appeals to emotion and empathy and humanity. And almost as if to mirror the stages of grief, the poems then take on a sharp edge and new reality. It's a book of big events and ideas. Some of my favorite moments: But it was God who painted youon the word like tears downthe face of a clown.the moon kisses the sun's ass.a child dies andit's as natural as a flower blooming.One mustn't imprison mystery ...
  • Susan Walker
    This book on spiritual poetry is a good read.