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What’s history? Dante Aligheri ensconced Joachim of Fiore, di spirito profetico dotato, in the heaven of the wise (Paradiso XII) as testament to the earlier writer’s visionary exegesis of John’s Apocalypse, the scripture’s last book, from which the Calabrian abbot exegeted a pictorial history of the world’s successive stages, culminating in the age of the Holy Spirit. David Brazil’s FIGURAE collects the first eight fascicles of a projected sequence of twenty-two into a singular meditation on form, time, hope, faith, and song. We grow out of the Bible: Paul Celan. Come and see.
David Brazil is a pastor, poet, and community organizer. He is the author of HOLY GHOST (City Lights, 2017), ANTISOCIAL PATIENCE (Roof, 2015), and The Ordinary (Compline, 2013). He lives in New Orleans.