Written by Adam Sol
Publication Date September 01, 2008
In Jeremiah, Ohio, Adam Sol reinvents the Biblical prophet and doomsayer Jeremiah for the postmodern age, and sends him on a reeling road trip through the strip malls and back roads of the United States with an ordinary, everyman companion, Bruce. The mismatched pair are thrown together by accident, but come to value each other as they travel in early September toward the promised city of New York.The verse in this ambitious, politically charged, and beautiful book alternates between the two main characters -- while Jeremiah delivers strange, super-charged prophecies full of incendiary language and deliberately mixed metaphors, Bruce offers down-to-earth catalogues of mundane details and daily struggles in the American empire. With these inspired creations, Adam Sol fully delivers the mastery of language and subtlety of insight promised in his earlier work.
Adam Sol is the author of three collections of poetry, Jonah's Promise, which won the Mid-List Press's First Series Award for Poetry, and Crowd of Sounds, which won the Trillium Award, and Jeremiah, Ohio, which was shortlisted for the Trillium Prize. He is an Associate Professor of English at Laurentian University’s campus in Barrie, Ontario, and lives in Toronto.