Poems for When the World is Ending (Signed Physical Edition)
Poems for When the World is Ending is an honest and stirring collection of poems, grappling with what it means to be human in a beautiful, turbulent and complex world. Written between 2019 and 2022 these poems trace a period of history including ecological disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic, the erosion of democracy and several other large-scale disruptive and unsettling events. These poems reflect on personal life, parenting, spirituality and wonder, against the backdrop of life on a beautiful and apocalyptic planet.
The world is always ending for
There is always an apocalypse
"Will has poignantly captured the beauty, awe and terror of existence in our world today. These carefully crafted poems are grounded in lived experience of what it means to be truly human. The composition of tender, raw, confronting and haunting tones in this wide-ranging body of work is a balm for our souls in these world-weary times. I suggest taking it slow and meditating on the poems reflectively to savour the wisdom and wonder that manifests here to guide us through this enchanted but messed-up world that we live in."
Rev Dr Karina Kreminski, UCA Minister and Co- Director Neighbourhood Matters
“Will’s offering confirms that we truly live in a sacramental universe where everything around us whispers meaning into our souls and draws us, simultaneously, more fully into ourselves and out to the world around us. A true poet can help us to reach deep into our being and to find ourselves at peace. Will Small is such a poet.”
Father Rod Bower, Anglican Priest and Social Activist
“This collection is made up of moments of hope, dread, anxiety, love, heartache and just about every human emotion that we have all felt during the last couple of years. In it lies a story of resilience; a quietness, an assuredness…a gentle reminder…if you should ever feel the world is ending, than this book of poetry may just be exactly what you need.”
Rob Waters, Gomeroi Poet & Storyteller
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