“To read this book is to be reminded of how many major poems have their root in prayer.”—Grace Schulman
“The thirty prose poems that make up Epistles are as compellingly modern in their form as they are timeless in their quest for spiritual truths amid radical doubts.”—David Lehman
These are compellingly modern prose poems in the style of Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians.
Mark Jarman’s book The Black Riviera won the 1991 Poets’ Prize. Questions for Ecclesiastes was a finalist for the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award. Jarman is a professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.