The Nudes of God


James Barfoot

Introduction by Bert Hitchcock

Title Details

Pages: 176

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in



Pub Date: 07/01/2001

ISBN: 9-781-5883-8028-9

List Price: $22.00


NewSouth Books

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POETRY / General

The Nudes of God


James Barfoot

Introduction by Bert Hitchcock

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James Barfoot’s first collection of poetry, carefully honed and selected from his life’s body of work, reveals a fresh perspective on women, sexuality, and divinity. In superbly crafted verse, he explores multiple facets of relationships, sex, the universe, and, of course, God. This volume reveals the author’s belief that each time a woman is about to be understood, she offers a new glimpse of her self, another layer of limitless profundity. These poems, many of which are deliciously explicit, reveal the highly principled reverence which underlies Barfoot’s central themes.
In The Nudes of God the body and soul are one. Sometimes that is a great gift, and sometimes it is a great burden. James Barfoot explores both with intelligence, verve, and wit. These are earthy, ecstatic poems.

—Andrew Hudgins

The Nudes of God challenges, confounds, amuses, offends, and inspires. An utterly original book, it grabs our attention like a jolt of electricity and never lets go.

—Peter Huggins

Somewhere between Our Lady and Lolita, Barfoot’s nudes are luminous. A rich vein of humor, often bawdy, plays about these poems, and this surprises and pleases us. The variety of Nudes is amazing, and the seeming ease of execution belies the careful craftsmanship in every line.

—Rosemary Franklin

About the Author/Editor

JAMES BARFOOT lives in Alabama where he is a theology student at Spring Hill College.