The Ten Lights of God

Afaa Michael Weaver

2000
95 pages
$21.00
ISBN 9780838754344
The Bucknell Series in Contemporary Poetry

The eighty-one poems in The Ten Lights of God comprise a "map of the consciousness." The body in Weaver's poems takes its breadth in his mourning for African/black men and extends its hope for spiritual life to the greater difficulties in all our lives.

About the author:

Afaa Michael Weaver (b. Michael S. Weaver) was a veteran blue collar worker in his native Baltimore. The name "Afaa" (pronounced AH faa) was given to him by Tess Onwueme, the Nigerian playwright. It is Ibo for "oracle." While at the factory, Weaver published Water Song (1984) and received an NEA fellowship in poetry (1985). His other books of poetry include Talisman, Timber and Prayer, and Stations in a Dream. In 1994, Weaver received a Pennsylvania Council for the Arts fellowship, and, in 1998, he was named a Pew fellow in poetry. Mr. Weaver is now the Alumnae Professor of English at Simmons College.

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