Gomer’s Song


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Gomer’s Song is a daring recasting of the story of Gomer, “adulterous” wife of Hosea, a minor Old Testament prophet, in a contemporary setting. The poems are a moving exploration of sexuality, social stigma, transgression, faith, and the complications of gender offered through the voice of Gomer.

These poems straddle multiple landscapes, but are all reflect Dawes’ powerful poetic gifts for sound and rhythm. Gomer’s Song was recently noted in Poet’s and Writers in the “First Lines” section.

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