Oh God. Modernity, Myths & (Dis)Belief

Sharing tender and uneasy fascinations with faith, John Tipton and Aby Kaupang interrogate, in poetry both mystic and linguistically precise, what lies beneath our inner lives, outer exchanges, and responsibilities to one another.  Tipton’s, BELIEVERS AND SEVEN SERMONS FROM THE BACCHAE, is an idiosyncratic offering of Euripides’ Bacchae interlaced with passages from the Gospel of Mark. Kaupang’s Radiant Tether braids the war in Afghanistan, a ponderance of god’s cruel mysteries, and love between two people trying to stay alive.