With all of the suffering and injustice in the world, it's no wonder that the topic of joy is lacking in modern literature.  Christian Wiman, a poet known for his meditations on mortality, was fascinated by this absence and decided to compile 100 works of poetry that explore the experience of joy.  The anthology features selections from Sylvia Plath, Wendell Berry, Mahmoud Darwish and many others.  The poems in this book work to reawaken the essential emotion of joy and to demonstrate how it can permeate through all aspects of human life.

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