Armor & Ornament

Christopher Lee Miles

Armor & Ornament

Christopher Lee Miles

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

70 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2019
Paper $16.95 ISBN: 9781602233874 Will Publish September 2019
E-book $16.95 ISBN: 9781602233881 Will Publish September 2019
Armor & Ornament turns away from the popular trends of contemporary poetry, calling instead upon traditional and Biblical forms. Rather than drawing on recent styles and modern trends, Miles looks to the texts that have inspired artists for millennia. These are Christian poems that have a deep and unapologetic understanding of God’s world, and they explore, with steady faith, all sides of this world.

As a military veteran, Miles also centers his poetry amongst war. Through tone and voice, warfare permeates these poems, providing poetry that relies less on the traditional, Christian tension of doubt and shaken faith than on the inherent tension of a broken world. This resonant new collection melds deep-rooted spirituality with contemporary tensions, offering modern psalms for a tumultuous and uncertain age.
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