By Father John Julian OJN
“Poignant, packed with grit and part and people occasional bolts of strength that tear phrases into their primal components after which radiate light.” —Mark S. Burrows, poet, professor, translator of Rilke
"John Julian is of an extended and noble line, that of the Priest-Poet. he's the bearer of the a little bit weighty mantle that has been carried by way of Herbert, Donne, Hopkins, Merton, R.S. Thomas and Roseliep. In those poems he actually offers existence to Rilke’s definition of what a poet does: he praises!" —Jamie Parsley, poet, Episcopal priest, writer of Fargo, 1957
"Sometimes he sings with the grim elegaic readability of a somber monk, yet then catches like a sob within the throat with a few sharp-poignant be aware. take pleasure in this ceremonial dinner, sour and sweet." —Tobias Stanislas Haller, BSG, Vicar of St. James, Bronx, New York
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Eyes Have I That See: Selected Poems by Father John Julian OJN