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Q&A with Paul Mariani!

Posted By on January 15, 2020 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Q&A with Paul Mariani!

Poet Paul Mariani talks about his new collection, Ordinary Time, releasing January 15th. The phrase “Ordinary Time” comes from a season in the liturgical year as practiced by a variety of Christian denominations. Why choose it as the title of your collection? Most people think of the ordinary as boring or mundane. I chose the title for several interlocking reasons. First, because we often don’t see the beauty of what’s right in front of us. There’s the light illuminating the grass, the trees, the...

Read an Excerpt of Ordinary Time

Posted By on January 10, 2020 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Read an Excerpt of Ordinary Time

Distinguished poet and biographer Paul Mariani releases his eighth poetry collection, Ordinary Time, with Slant Books on January 15th. In Ordinary Time, Mariani shares a vision of the world in which the sacred and the quotidian mingle, sometimes quietly and sometimes with revelatory force. We’re excited to share a delectable taste of this collection here with you! Read the excerpt What others are saying about Ordinary Time: “Reflective, passionate, humorous, and emotionally powerful, Ordinary Time is Paul Mariani at his finest.” —Ron Hansen, author...

Read an Excerpt of Hotly in Pursuit of the Real!

Posted By on January 8, 2020 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Read an Excerpt of Hotly in Pursuit of the Real!

We can’t wait to share! Check out this sneak peek of Ron Hansen’s Hotly in Pursuit of the Real: Notes toward a Memoir What others are saying: “For forty years now, I’ve followed Ron Hansen’s writings, wherever he has chosen to lead. Whether it’s the Dalton Gang or Billy the Kid or Jesse James or a murder in Queens or a stigmatic in a convent in upstate New York, or a young Hopkins, an exile himself, writing of the death of five Franciscan nuns...

New Poetry and Non Fiction for January 2020

Posted By on January 5, 2020 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Poetry and Non Fiction  for January 2020

Check out these new titles coming soon from Slant! Ordinary Time: Poems by Paul Mariani Available for pre-order now! Hotly in Pursuit of the Real: Notes Toward a Memoir by Ron Hansen Available for pre-order...

Give the Gift of Great Reading

Posted By on December 10, 2019 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Give the Gift of Great    Reading

and 50% off select hardcover titles while supplies last! Finding the World’s FullnessOn Poetry, Metaphor, and Mystery by Robert Cording Forty years as a poet has kept Robert Cording looking at the details of everyday experience. That long labor has brought him face-to-face with the inescapable complexity of a world that is full of suffering and injustice. And grace. This journey has convinced him that, as Czeslaw Milosz puts it, “poetry embodies the double life of our common human circumstance as beings in between the...

Q&A with Robert Cording

Posted By on December 2, 2019 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Q&A with Robert Cording

Slant recently talked with Robert Cording, author of Finding the World’s Fullness, about his new book, mystery, and metaphor existing in our everyday lives. Check out the full Q&A below! ______________________________________________________________________________ The title of your new book is Finding the World’s Fullness. How did you come to this title and what is its significance? The title of my book comes from a line from a Richard Wilbur poem,   “Wedding Toast.”  Here’s the poem: St. John tells how, at Cana’s wedding feast, The water-pots poured...