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In his youth, D.S. Martin read every book he could find by C.S. Lewis. Martin found that Lewis—a respected scholar in a variety of fields who held passionately to his faith in Christ—engaged his mind like no other writer. Years later, Martin found his writing full of ideas that had been planted in his mind by Lewis.
Each of Martin’s poems in Conspiracy of Light springs directly from Lewis’ life and work. The inspiration for some poems will be obvious to readers of Lewis. The notes at the end of the volume—although unnecessary for reading the poems, direct readers to the source material. Martin’s poems will expand your appreciation of one of the twenty-first century’s most influential Christian writers.
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D.S. Martin’s lovely suite of poems, written in response to the legacy of C.S. Lewis, will delight all lovers of Lewis’s work as each new poem picks out and sheds light on different facets of Lewis’ genius. . . . Amidst the long shelves of writing about Lewis, this slim volume will give more pleasure, show more insight, and win more friends than most.
—Malcolm Guite, author, Sounding the Seasons
Don Martin’s new poetry not only sheds new light on Lewis’ life and vision, but enlarges, crystallizes, and embodies themes of import to Lewis, and to all of us as readers. Conspiracy of Light is an expansive, exploratory, and reflective invitation to fresh understandings of Lewis, who, a poet himself, might find in these imaginative re-creations a worthy tribute. Martin’s penetrating yet accessible poems shine their points of light on Lewis and on life.
D.S. Martin has visited the heart of the great Christian apologist and novelist, C.S. Lewis, and come back with a message of confidence. Here are poems that affirm the holiness of what is at hand and what lies ahead, poems that have the courage to live in light.
—Richard Greene, winner, 2010 Governor General’s Award for Poetry for Boxing the Compass
D.S. Martin is known internationally for his blog Kingdom Poets. His previous poetry collections include Poiema, which was honored as a winner at the Word Awards, and a chapbook, So The Moon Would Not Be Swallowed. His poems have appeared in such publications as Anglican Theological Review, Christian Century, Convivium, Ruminate, Sehnsucht, and Sojourners. He lives in the Toronto area, where he edits the other collections in the Poiema Poetry Series.