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The Holy Spirit of Life: Essays Written for…

The Holy Spirit of Life: Essays Written for John Ashcroft's Secret Self

by Joe Wenderoth

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Wenderoth gives readers his observations on wide-ranging topics: Christianity, the Andy Griffith Show, drinking games, poetry, sexuality, the politics of post-9/11, and life on a small liberal arts college campus. His essays are humorous, insightful, and generally not for the squeamish. He does not shrink from re-imagining ideas that some would consider sacrosanct in unconventional, provocative ways.

Wenderoth's writings are know for their irreverence, and The Holy Spirit of Life furthers this reputation. Some, perhaps much, of what he writes might make you squirm in your seat a bit, but people who love words and ideas should be willing to step outside of their comfort zone from time to time. ( )
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The bold and surprising imagination of Joe Wenderoth is everywhere present in these essays moving fluidly between aesthetics, obscenity, America, censorship, and the craft of poetry. Fans of his previous work know he is one of those rare figures who travels between pop culture, poetry, and cultural critique, and all will be thrilled to find his uncompromising and inimitable sensibility on brilliant display.

Joe Wenderoth grew up near Baltimore. His books include the novel Letters To Wendy’s (Verse Press, 2000) and the poetry collections It Is If I Speak and Disfortune (Wesleyan, 2000, 1995). Agony: A Proposal is forthcoming from Verse Press. He teaches at the University of California Davis, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

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