Every Waking Moment
- PUBLISHED: April 2020
- SUBJECT LISTING: Literature / Poetry
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 80 Pages, 6 x 8.5 in
- ISBN: 9780899241722
In Every Waking Moment, James Crews plumbs his past and family life for insights, yet always returns to the moment at hand, approaching the world with mindfulness, openness, and clarity. He finds the miraculous in a shaft of sunlight while waiting for the subway, in an eagle glimpsed from a train along the Hudson, or in the fields of sweet corn surrounding his house. Crews reminds us over and over in this meditative new collection: “You must / put yourself in the path of joy / to find it.”
Authors & Contributors
James Crews's work has appeared in Ploughshares, Christian Century, New Republic, and Crab Orchard Review, among other journals, and he is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement. His first collection of poetry, The Book of What Stays, won the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and received a Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Citation. He is also author of Telling My Father, winner of the Cowles Poetry Prize, and editor of Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection.