By Ray Gonzalez
WINNER OF THE 2016 MINNESOTA publication AWARD FOR POETRY
"[Beautiful Wall] is infused with mythos and formality, even if it’s a pilgrim discovering respite contained in the clean sanctuary of a cathedral’s color, or a vacationer examining historic ruins...Gonzalez maintains his worthwhile function in American literature.”
-Diego Báez, Booklist
“Gonzalez has a manner of mixing the paranormal with the typical and nature with the realm of the relatives to provide poems lush with empathy.”
"Gonzalez...has proven himself as a author of place....[In his poems] panorama turns into a palimpsest the place no unmarried narrative reigns."
Beautiful Wall takes us on a profound trip throughout the deserts of the Southwest the place the ever-changing traditional panorama and an competitive border tradition rewrite intolerance and ethnocentric concept into human historical past. Inextricably associated with his Mexican ancestry and American upbringing, Ray Gonzalez's new assortment mounts the wall among the present realities of violence and politics, and a gorgeous, never-to-be-forgotten past.
Ray Gonzalez is the writer of fifteen books of poetry. The recipient of diverse awards, together with a 2002 Lifetime success Award from the Southwest Border nearby Library organization, he's a professor on the college of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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McCullough, Peter. “Preaching to a Court Papist? ” John Donne Journal 14 (1995): 59–81. Milton, Anthony. Catholic and Reformed: The Roman and Protestant Churches in English Protestant Thought, 1600–1640. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995. Narveson, Kate. ” John Donne Journal 17 (1998): 107–36. Norbrook, David. ” Soliciting Interpretation: Literary Theory and Seventeenth-Century English Poetry. Ed. Elizabeth D. Harvey and Katharine Eisaman Maus. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990. 3–36. Papazian, Mary A.
Donne’s choice of targets within the Roman Catholic Church, such as the Jesuits (Shami, “Anti-Catholicism” 145), may result in part from his earlier Roman Catholic experiences as well as, of course, from his pre-preaching days spent on anti-Roman controversial writing. 32. ” I thank Jeanne Shami for supplying me with an advance copy of this essay and also for some useful discussions of matters in her essays and mine. 33. Quoted from Pseudo-Martyr 13. 34. See Flynn, “Donne the Survivor” (15), where use of the term is attributed to John Carey, John Donne: Life, Mind, and Art, and to Roman Catholics responding to Donne’s conversion.
35. In his will written within a few years of Donne’s birth (Bald 560), Donne’s father describes himself as “a parrisheoner” of the Church of England “Saint Nicholas Olive in Bredstreat,” and it is most likely that John was baptized there. Donne is therefore not inconsistent in a Lincoln’s Inn sermon, when in an antiRoman passage he counsels, “Let none divorce himself from that religion . . which he embraced in his Baptism” (3:129). 36. One may also compare Donne’s attitude toward other English Roman Catholics, such as in his preaching against recusancy to Queen Anne of Denmark (see McCullough) and his somewhat daring allusion in a sermon to King Charles to the religion of his queen (7:409).