Poetic distress

by Barry Newton

Periodically throughout scripture, Biblical authors convey their inner turmoil. Sometimes that language moves beyond mere storytelling to providing the opportunity to vicariously experience the crisis.

When an author desires to vividly express the breadth and depth of his or her angst, perhaps even inviting the reader to identify with an experience, to merely unfold a narrative, even a descriptive one, simply will not do.

Enter the poet armed with powerful evocative imagery. Continue reading “Poetic distress”