"God's Will," the latest collection of poetry by Hocking College adjunct English faculty Scott Urban, has been published as part of a new line Mad Rush Books. Far from a religious polemic, the collection features cutting-edge verse that examines loss, death, faith and, more rarely, redemption.
Urban said, "Inspiration from my poems comes from a variety of sources - stories that friends tell me, items I read in the news and personal experiences. My imagination is caught by individuals in extreme situations, because I feel you get a glimpse of another's soul when you see how he or she reacts to the unexpected." The centerpiece of this collection is the multi-section title poem, which memorializes the victims of the 2006 West Virginia Sago mine disaster.
The book is available at Athens Book Center and can be ordered through Lulu.com. Urban's previous collections include "Alight," "Skull-Job," and "Night's Voice."