Paraclete Press (MA)

There Is a Future: A Year of Daily Midrash

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Learning about the ancient Jewish tradition of midrash, a rabbinic form of textual interpretation that seeks and imagines answers to unanswerable questions, felt to Amy Bornman like a poetic invitation to re-engage with the Bible in a new way. There is a Future: A Year of Daily Midrash - an award-winner in the Paraclete Poetry Prize competition - grew from a yearlong project to read the Bible daily, and write daily midrashic poems in response to the readings--to honor the text by wondering about, and struggling with, it. By engaging particular passages of scripture across the Old and New Testaments directly, these poems imagine new dimensions of the text, and make vivid connections to the world as it is now and to the author's own life--emerging at year's end with new hope in a future that at times feels impossible, as the days pile on days and the text's enduring questions continue to ring.

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