To the Green Man

To the Green Man


by Mark Jarman

Published by: Sarabande Books

Imprint: Sarabande Books

88 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.30 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781932511031
  • Published: July 2004


  • Hardcover
  • 9781932511024
  • Published: July 2004


This collection leaps into the dangerous currents where poetry and reli-gion meet, and enlivens the lexicon of traditional American Christian belief by testing its doctrines and language against contemporary experience.

"Beyond the wonderful music of his lines . . . , what makes To the Green Man such an important and memor-able book is its enactment of a spiritual struggle to be at once at home in the world and astonished by it."—Alan Shapiro

Mark Jarman is a professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. His book The Black Riviera won the Poets’ Prize, and Questions for Ecclesiastes was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.