Exodus

Title

Exodus

Department

Creative Writing

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

The poems in EXODUS are modern re-interpretations and psychological explorations of the people and events in the Bible. A central metaphor is the exodus from Egypt, which represents the journeys that people take: trying new experiences, leaving a bad relationship, finding a new job, taking risks. Many of the poems are dramatic monologues from the perspective of a character in the Scriptures. "In this ambitious collection of poems, Janet Ruth Heller takes on the voices of a wide range of Biblical figures, giving them a fresh, contemporary feel as they weigh in with their own versions of these well-known stories. There are humor, wit, and compassion in these retellings. These humanizing, sympathetic portraits should resonate for all readers, regardless of one's faith or lack of faith. She makes bold new footprints on these familiar paths."--Jim Daniels "With her collection EXODUS, Janet Heller earns her place in the vibrant tradition of the midrash that begins with writings from the second century and continues to live in the hip hop of contemporary rapper Matt Bar and in Robert Crumb's Genesis. In her lively and inventive 'retellings' of events from the Bible, Heller gives us an Exodus--not simply the journey from Egypt but the very notion of change itself--that is beautifully mortal, compellingly present."--Nancy Eimers

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ISBN

978-1625490612

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

WordTech Communications

City

Cincinnati, OH

Disciplines

Poetry

Citation for published book

Heller, Janet. Exodus. Cincinnati, Ohio: WordTech Communications, 2013. Print.