Poets Diane Glancy and Spencer Reece explore suffering today vis-à-vis "ISLAND OF THE INNOCENT: A Consideration of the Book of Job" by Diane Glancy, published by Turtle Point Press.
Diane Glancy's work reflects her Native American heritage. Part Cherokee, and part English/German descent. Island of the Innocent's narrative dramatizes how the way one looks at something shapes and changes what is seen. Voices of the trials of the Native American interject themselves into the text. There is a Native American doll in a museum, taken from a battlefield in western Nebraska after the massacre of Ash Hollow. There is Job, sitting in his yard chair in discomfort, among the falling leaves and his three friends. And finally, Jehorah. Glancy creates the missing story of Job's wife, unsilencing this biblical character and endowing her suffering with meaning.
Spencer Reece is a poet and presbyter who lives in Madrid, Spain. Reece’s poems explore faith and family, paying attention to the fragility of each. The Clerk’s Tale and The Road to Emmaus are two of his poetry volumes.