Unquiet Vigil: New and Selected Poems by Paul Quenon, OCSO (Orleans, MA: Paracle…

Unquiet Vigil: New and Selected Poems by Paul Quenon, OCSO (Orleans, MA: Paraclete Press, 2014) features work developed from five decades of monastic life at the Abbey of Gethsemani. Pulitzer Prize finalist Maurice Manning says of the volume: “These poems pinpoint the tensions inherent in a spiritual life. The self must be present and yet the self must be willing to be negated. One seeks knowledge but also freedom from knowledge. One must be at home with what is said through silence. These are some of the mysteries of faith and the words of these poems invite me into them. By reading, we partake of these words and much more. It is a joy to have this book.” —Mention by The International Thomas Merton Society

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