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The Tenderness and the Wood
Guernica Editions (Guernica World Editions), Fall 2020
72 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771835565
ISBN10: 1771835567
English
$20.00 Canada, $17.95 US, £11.95 UK

The Tenderness and the Wood traverses cities, continents, and centuries searching for elusive swallows, symbolic of angels. It is a search for pre-religious purity in lyricism, resisting any sort of paraphrase or story that might later lead to easy codification. The result is an existential and agnostic gospel wherein redemption emerges as the transformative beauty of language itself.
I am Fly / and there is no God. / I am Fly, the smart, dark angel with transparent wings, / green and purple eyes. / I need no one.

Books by Marlon L. Fick

The Tenderness and the Wood