Today's poem is "Letter to Beowulf"
from Visiting Home

Pecan Grove Press

Paul J. Willis is a professor of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is also the author of Bright Shoots of Everlastingness: Essays on Faith and the American Wild.

Books by Paul J. Willis: Visiting Home, Bright Shoots Of Everlastingness: Essays On Faith And The American Wild

Other poems on the web by Paul J. Willis:
"Common Ground"
Three poems
Four poems

About Visiting Home:

"Paul Willis’s poems give off a multifaceted, sharp-edged beauty, akin to the light that sometimes glints from the edges of leaves after rain. They look to the places where unexpected treasures lie quietly hidden – a childhood illness, a set of old wooden bleachers, a Sierra juniper’s berries – and bring that treasure richly forward, into a mature, and maturing wisdom."
—Jane Hirshfield

"Paul Willis possesses an uncanny ability to chart the dangers that lie within us. In these poems he writes accurately and in detail about those dangers. This book reveals how high the stakes are, how tenuous the connections that bind us. And yet in these poems Willis names—often with breathtaking beauty—what can be rescued by love, forgiveness and grace."
—Jeanne Murray Walker

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