Paying The Price
James Humphrey, Poets Alive Press, New York, 1998; 113 pages
“The gratia victrix of Augustine. The truth: grace, given the world and ourselves, barely makes it. An implication for the poetry of James Humphrey; testimony to the edgy victory of grace. Love, despite all, is primary, a heal-all. His poems pluck the flower and offer it. A moralist of the imagination. Redeeming the language. His poems, a lexicon of the heart's ecology. A work, a life that raises ‘going counter’ to a sacrament.” –Daniel Berrigan, S.J.