Description - Depth Theology by Peter O'Leary
Depth Theology taps the religious potential of poetry to access both the interior and the exterior worlds. Inspired by depth psychology, the field of psychology devoted to the unconscious, Peter O'Leary's poems work to discover the religious knowledge of the unconscious mind. While seeking a revelatory poetry, O'Leary engages the inconclusive quality of the revealed, observing that ""There's / a liquidy trickiness to life, an entropy / of spillage."" The religious imagination that evolves in this series of thirty-four poems is unclouded by dogma and richly colored by erudition, while it tests the limits of human language and experience in an effort to understand our inwardness. Overflowing with images of birds and other objects of day-to-day experience, interwoven with the mythic, allegorical, and biblical, ""Depth Theology"" charts a path to understanding our innermost worlds.
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University of Georgia Press
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Author Biography - Peter O'Leary
Peter O'Leary earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. The author of Watchfulness and Gnostic Contagion: Robert Duncan and the Poetry of Illness, he has also edited several collections of poetry by Ronald Johnson, including The Shrubberies, work from which was included in The Best American Poetry anthology 2002. He is the longtime coeditor of the literary magazine LVNG and an integral member of the Chicago Poetry Project. He currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.
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