Mysterious emails pleading for help. After 20 centuries, Judas Iscariot has been resurrected - as a poet - and wants the world to hear his story. His recollections of his days as an apostle are blended with meditations on love and friendship, on betrayal, remorse, and forgiveness. Speaking sometimes in his own voice, sometimes assuming those of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and others, Judas grapples with the complexities of spiritual life and the human condition.
In this debut volume of selected poems, Keith Holyoak explores the borderlands where dualities run together - life and death, despair and hope, man and woman, reason and passion, human and animal, reality and dream.