009 Ordinary Time by Phillip Neal Tippin
Phillip Tippin’s incarnational vision bursts into life through robust language, formal precision and vivid imagery. With luminous density, Ordinary Time contemplates how the natural world mirrors liturgical life through close attention to common grace. Echoing elements of Hopkins and Guite—but with a voice wholly his own—Tippin traces the thin line between heaven and earth.
Heidi White, M.A.
Author and Managing Editor
of FORMA Journal
This collection of poems by Phillip Tippin is a reminder that within “ordinary time” is the potential for transubstantiation: an old quarry is a sanctuary, stones are bells, Osage trees become the cross.
The School of the Transfer of Energy
In Phillip Tippin’s collection, the poet observes his surroundings and squeezes meaning out of rock and tree, water and dirt, and turns it into prayer. Spare scraps of image flit across the page, transforming the seemingly quotidian landscape of middle America into poetry. These are poems to sit with and to contemplate, divulging many layers and textures upon multiple returns.
Author and Editor
Darkly Bright Press is humbled to publish Ordinary Time, the first volume of poetry by Phillip Neal Tippin. During a time of social chaos and cultural collapse, it is refreshing to discover a poet whose verse emerges from an ancient tradition. With an abiding love for the beauty of a personal God and His relationship with creation, Tippin’s poetry attests to the healing symmetry he finds in faith and nature. For a sample of his work and a short interview, please visit his poet’s page.
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6×9 Softcover, 94 Pages
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