The Best 19 Books to Read This August
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Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God
With dreamy, irreverent, and timely verse,
the poet yearns for meaning in a topsy-turvy world, lampooning the news ("The
President today in Washington / took off
his shirt for reporters") and comparing
himself to a wasp outside a screened-in
porch: "driven by some longing" to "look
for the passage through."
— Michelle Hart