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Ordinary Time: A Collection of Verses

Phillip Neal Tippin

Phillip Tippin's incarnational vision bursts into life through robust language, formal precision and vivid imagery. With luminous density, Ordinary Time contemplates how the natural world mirrors liturgical life through close attention to common grace. Echoing elements of Hopkins and Guite-but with a voice wholly his own-Tippin traces the thin line between heaven and earth.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Darkly Bright Press & Design, L. L. C.
  • Publish Date: Nov 1st, 2023
  • Pages: 94
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.23in - 0.33lb
  • EAN: 9781733196437
  • Categories: Subjects & Themes - Animals & NatureSubjects & Themes - Inspirational & Religious

About the Author

Tippin, Phillip Neal: - Phillip Neal Tippin lives with his wife and four children on the banks of the Sand Creek in Newton, Kansas, an old railroad town on the Chisholm Trail. It is a prairie place, bounded by wheat fields and flint hills. Along with pursuing his vocation as a dentist, he writes and reads among growing things. Tending to culture at the human scale occupies what margin remains.
Praise for this book


Phillip Tippin's incarnational vision bursts into life through robust language, formal precision and vivid imagery. With luminous density, Ordinary Time contemplates how the natural world mirrors liturgical life through close attention to common grace. Echoing elements of Hopkins and Guite-but with a voice wholly his own-Tippin traces the thin line between heaven and earth.

Heidi White, M.A.

Author and Managing Editor

of FORMA Journal


This collection of poems by Phillip Tippin is a reminder that within "ordinary time" is the potential for transubstantiation: an old quarry is a sanctuary, stones are bells, Osage trees become the cross.

Jack Baumgartner


The School of the Transfer of Energy

In Phillip Tippin's collection, the poet observes his surroundings and squeezes meaning out of rock and tree, water and dirt, and turns it into prayer. Spare scraps of image flit across the page, transforming the seemingly quotidian landscape of middle America into poetry. These are poems to sit with and to contemplate, divulging many layers and textures upon multiple returns.

Jeff Reimer

Author and Editor