Synopses & Reviews
Written in a strong narrative style, this new collection of poems by Mark Reid portrays a poetic biography of Og. Og is the king and the last survivor of the giant races of the Old Testament, doomed to conquest by God's chosen people on their way to the Promised Land. As a giant among ordinary sized humans, Og represents a larger theme of the internal monster in this epic and engaging mythical story.
"Og is wonderfully primal and unexpected, a Biblical and gigantic character. Og is the naive power of perception and learning, a great craft afloat on his own oceanic curiosity." —Philip Salom, author, Keeping Carter
"An intricately delving blend of ancient and modern apocrypha which unearths stories in us all. Mesmerizing." —Toby Davidson, editor, Francis Webb Collected Poems
About the Author
Mark Reid is a poet and the recipient of a Western Australian Premiers Book Award. He is the author of A Difficult Faith and Parochial.