"Beasley’s remarkable new poems are their writer’s effort at healing the post-Enlightenment rifts between art and science, intellect and passion, faith and skepticism. They are brave and wonderfully extravagant poems, in equal measures sorcery, anatomy lesson, and prayer. He is one of the most searching and original voices at work today."
—David Wojahn, author of Spirit Cabinet
"In language so charged and precise it echoes our "neurons' billions of little sizzles", Beasley has written a stunning meditation on the interpenetrations of brian and soul. Through his extensive research we are educated; though his lyricism, charmed, stunned, quickened and soothed; and through his ultimate vision, transported, as "the atoms of unmeaning assemble into form."
"A thought-provoking new collection of poems . . . Intellectually, emotionally, and (e)viscerally—Beasley gets you coming and going. . . . As poetry, Lord Brain is an ecstatic explosion of language. It is a fearless investigation into questions of science and faith. It is difficult and provocative on many levels. Which is exactly why you should read it."
Whether discussing cosmology or astrophysics, neurobiology or insect physiology, Lord Brain connects the inner cosmos of our human anatomy with the external forces (material and divine) that brought the cosmos into being.
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