I Am No Battlefield But a Forest of Trees Growing (Paperback)

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This collection is a meditation on the relationship between the life of faith and the affairs of the world--a world that appears more fragmented even with the promise of technology to bridge communities. The poems remind us of our role as agents of change and that, when we take responsibility for this role, we are practicing an effective form of spirituality.

Infused with music and a deep sense of hope, I Am No Battlefield but a Forest of Trees Growing expresses longing for a better life and world. In each poem, author Elvis Alves calls attention to the black body--a site of resistance and celebration--using the language of survival.

About the Author

Elvis Alves was born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Colgate University and Princeton Theological Seminary.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780999513415
ISBN-10: 0999513419
Publisher: Franciscan University Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2018
Pages: 80
Language: English