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A God Hangs Upside Down
Guernica Editions, Fall 1994
128 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550710144
ISBN10: 1550710141
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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A God Hangs Upside Down is the first full-length collection by poet and singer-songwriter Joseph Maviglia. Beginning with reflexive narrative as the poet travels through Southern Italy, the focus shifts to North America and portraits of a working-class family and the pulsating energy of the construction job site. Combining elements of Calabrian oral tradition with social commentary, Maviglia explores pantheist-Catholic mythology and challenges the reader to take the poem off the page and celebrate "the romance of the soul".

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