The Abbey of Gethsemani is one of the most famous monasteries in the world. In this new Black Moss anthology, poet John B. Lee has pulled together a remarkable collection of writing about the Abbey by authors who have stayed there and by monks who have lived there. Against the backdrop of this writing is the presence of the late poet and philosopher Thomas Merton who made this Abbey famous with his book Seven Storey Mountain.
John B. Lee is Canada's most prolific poet. He is a three-time recipient of the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award, the Eric Hill Award of Excellence in Poetry and has won another 60 prestigious national and international awards for his writing.