Island of the Innocent by Diane Glancy
My review of poet Diane Glancy’s book-length dance through Job will be published in The Christian Century. The Book of Job has drawn the attention of poets many times before, of course. In the late 50’s Archibald MacLeish published JB, a dramatic retelling of the story in free verse, and won the Pulitzer Prize for his efforts.
Glancy’s abstract text dreams in her Cherokee ancestors, and dreams up Job’s wife, who is nowhere to be found in the biblical narrative. Following a quick review of the biblical story, a reader of a certain nimble and humble mind will be charmed by Glancy’s book.