"This is the summer season seashore learn that brings the seashore to you. A quantity of shorter poems that certainly open doorways, and in the back of every one, a holiday. The poetry is awash with imagery from coastal Florida, yet Niehaus exhibits himself to be simply as adept at transporting his readers into the classicist's library or an English Cathedral as he's at shooting the sensation of a entrance porch or a quiet marina. there's a terrific nostalgia, occasionally recalled as an ocean merely appeared upon, at different instances evoked because the poet dives lower than the outside, securing such treasures as 'Sun and sand and sea all stated you / And gained my soul to like / and as I sank / one of the hot, shallow waters I / may perhaps hardly ever think the other' (Palm seashore Inlet). there's simplicity the following, but additionally intensity. there's attractiveness right here. An afternoon's interpreting in Sea Grapes and Sea Oats will depart you longing to grasp these issues that Niehaus is aware: a paradise he has discovered inside, and one more that lies prior to him."
--Alison Gerber, pastor, poet, writer of religious study & Meditation: religious Practices for daily Life
Jeffrey Jay Niehaus is either a poet and outdated testomony pupil at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has written a couple of scholarly works, together with God at Sinai, historic close to jap topics in Biblical Theology and a 3 quantity Biblical Theology. Niehaus obtained his PhD in English Literature from Harvard collage in 1976 and is the writer of Preludes: An Autobiography in Verse, Sonnets Subtropical and Existential, and God the Poet: Exploring the foundation and Nature of Poetry.