The Road to Emmaus


by Spencer Reece

The Road to Emmaus

Hardcover, 144 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $24 | purchase


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These poems follow a middle-aged man who decides to become a priest in the Episcopal Church.


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Ice Cube Sculptures, Tulips And Death: A 2014 Poetry Preview

Reece follows up his acclaimed first book with a gorgeous series of poems in verse and prose about a middle-aged man's coming to terms with religious faith, going as far as becoming a priest, a hospital chaplain, and a quiet chronicler of everyday suffering. "It is correct to love even at the wrong time," he writes of a visit to newborns in an ICU. Reece's style is straightforward, but always graceful, understatedly beautiful. These poems compassionately describe all the stops along this

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