Praise for
Many Parishes

Koesters’ Many Parishes is an original. The poems seem to smack the hard-ass contemporary world up against a deep spiritual sense, until we see they’re one and the same.

— Fleda Brown, author of No Need of Sympathy

What a book! Here are elegant poems that chew on and rock to the problems of human existence “in a world where even right things/go wrong,” and here is God, present but silent as “the men who crawl the back gates calling for her . . . because she is small and they are not,/because they are exposed and need a hand.”

Hilda Raz, author of All Odd and Splendid

This forceful collection searches for the ‘secret an­swer/that settles the question/how anyone survives’….With intelligence, humor, and depth, these poems simmer the beans for “that soup of memory and sustenance/...good enough to feed the world.”

— Peggy Shumaker, author of Toucan Nest

Adrian Koesters' debut
collection of poems
from BrickHouse Books


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