Here's a brief synopsis, probably what will show up on the back of the book, just to give you an idea about the collection:
Using the structure of the liturgical calendar and the lives of the saints for inspiration, Kevin Brown explores not only faith, but subjects ranging from love to childhood to grammar to grace. The saints’ backgrounds serve as metaphors for our lives today, as we struggle with our mortality and our morality. In these poems, Brown is able to laugh at himself and his failings, while reminding us of our own. He points out where our various approaches to faith make us better people and where we fail to follow what we tell others to do. In these poems, the miraculous becomes ordinary, while ordinary events and people are imbued with the sacred, granting readers hope for themselves and the world.
Also, if you'd like to see some of the poems that will be in the collection, here are links to several you can find online:
"Free Love," published in Stickman Review
"Spiritual Exercises," published in Barely South Review
"Last Days," also in Barely South Review
"At Least I Kept My Kidneys," published in Mount Hope
"Mustering Storks," published in South85
Last, you can read a review of the chapbook, Holy Days, which forms the basis of this collection here.
I'll post more information when I find out more. Thanks for your support.