Maurice Meirau publishes new poetry collection

October 1, 2008

Maurice Mierau's second collection of poetry, Fear Not, was published in fall 2008 by Turnstone Press.

From the publisher's website:

Fear Not is lyrical, political, raunchy, blasphemous, and deeply engaged with ethical questions. Inspired by the Gideon Bible's list of self-help topics each poem is arranged to play off poetic and Biblical forms.

Ranging in subject from suicide to divorce, unemployment to gratitude, Afghanistan to Gethsemane, Fear Not attempts consolation, all the while mocking its own failure to lessen human pain.

Mierau also surveys contemporary culture, skewering our intense involvement with pop phenomena such as America's Next Top Modeland Britney Spears. He recalls the formal beauty of the Psalms with refrains that echo the debased commercial speech used to advertise iPods, Kahlua, and Cialis.

“And he said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? How is it you have no faith?’” — Mark 4:40

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