- Author : Robert Vivian
- Release Date : 01 March 2020
- Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
- Genre : Family & Relationships
- Pages : 128
- ISBN 13 : 9781496221025
Download or read book entitled All I Feel Is Rivers written by Robert Vivian and published by U of Nebraska Press online. This book was released on 01 March 2020 with total pages 128. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All I Feel is Rivers is a collection of a new hybrid writing that, though spiritually akin to prose poems, retains an essayistic form. After several life-changing trips to Turkey, Robert Vivian took up a deep study of Rumi, the thirteenth-century Sufi mystic, poet, and founder of the religious order that performs the now-famous dervish dance. Vivian's fascination seeped into his writing, and his newly conceived dervish essays reflect the dynamic movement and ancient symbolism of the ritual dance with wild lyricism, sometimes breathless cadences, and mesmerizing unspooling. Utterly fearless in their passionate avowals of life's many manifestations, these essays showcase the surprising connectivity between the sacred and profane, uncovered by associative drifting. Vivian's essays take on grief and loss, the natural world and climate, spirituality and ecstasy, all while pushing the boundaries of what prose can do.