The Right Taxi by William Rewak

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This poetry book is divided into three parts. The first deals largely with different types of personalities, the "ghosts" referred to in the opening quote by Shakespeare. The second part, told mostly by a first-person narrator, speaks of the joys, trials, sufferings and puzzles of life. The third part is fanciful and revolves around the fun we can have in imagining animals who have more consciousness than we give them credit for.
There are these ghosts, journeys and fantasies in everyone's life. They may be fearful and adventurous, and they may also be humorous and even outlandish; they often celebrate life, they come together at our common destination, death. But if we examine all of them carefully, we usually discover that they lead us to an inner spark of reality, to the point where the mundane meets the transcendent. And there we find that the mundane has more to offer than we thought: it is a pathway to meaning. These poems find their meaning, ultimately, in a God who, in the first, flush moments of creation, raised the dust of the universe to the level of spirit.
 

About William Rewak

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William J. Rewak, S.J., is a Jesuit priest who received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Minnesota. He has served as President of both Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He also served as Director of the Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, California. After teaching poetry at Loyola Marymount University, he returned to Santa Clara University where he now serves as Chancellor. He has published articles on spirituality, literature, and higher education and has published numerous poems. This is his first book.
 
Published July 5, 2012 by CreateSpace. 116 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The magical realism of Rewak’s voice helps to set his poems in the footholds of his disciplines: between the magic of spiritualism and the mirror that literature holds to odd, old reality.

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