Grove City College professor of English Dr. Eric Potter has published “Things Not Seen,” a book of original poetry.
The poems in “Things Not Seen” are by turns playful, witty, and serious. Ranging widely from rock concert to communion, from the stray dog of faith to the results of a mammogram, sewing to shooting stars, Schrödinger’s cat to Lazarus, they address issues of doubt and longing, the desire for certainty, the presence of mystery, and the struggle in, of, and for faith.
After examining sources of false confidence along with failures to see, the poems explore conflicting ways of knowing and being, gradually turning toward an increased willingness to accept limitation and finally reaching toward tentative affirmations. The final section, a series of poems written in response to icons, charts a struggle toward vision and understanding, an effort to see with the eyes of faith.
Potter teaches courses in creative writing, American literature and modern poetry at Grove City College. He has had two previous volumes of poetry published: “Heart Murmer” (2010) and “Still Life” (2010).
“Things Not Seen” is published by Resource Publications and available from the publisher www.wipfandstock.com, online retailers or the Grove City College Bookstore.
For more about the Department of English at Grove City College: www.gcc.edu/engl.