Of Angels and Women Mostly
About the Book
Of Angels and Women Mostly is a series of poems instructing the flesh along with the spirit in worlds both familiar and unknown. Divided into four sections—Of the Sky, Of the Earth, Of the Air, Of the Fire—de Nicolás weaves narrative, imagery, and insight into a seamless, breathless whole. Together this new volume of original poems is a tireless celebration of mind, body, and soul.
About the Author
In his first volume of poetry since the acclaimed Remembering the Gods to Come (1988), noted author, philosopher, translator, and poet Antonio de Nicolás continues to powerfully probe the physical world in quest of the spiritual.
Recognized for his breathtaking translations of St. John of the Cross and Nobel laureate Juan Ramón Jimenez, de Nicolás brings his sensitivity for sound and language to play magically in his own verse. As ever an apostle of Eros, he writes of the power of love and the fusion of sexuality and spirit not unlike the visionary poets he admires and reveres. Unlike St. John, however, this poet's modern synthesis of Eros and angels is so consistent that "it's as if de Nicolas were trying to eroticize religion, or redeify Eros," as poet William Packard notes in his foreword to this volume.