Within the covers of Smaller Than God: words of spiritual longing, readers will find what we don’t often come to expect from works of spiritual contemplation. These poems and prose pieces are rich in irony, full of mischief and celebratory works with a deep sense of play. Smaller Than God is anything but solemn. These works take us to sky church where heaven begins on the ground and we find the possibility of the spiritual atheist as friend to the devout believer. This book will include a previously unpublished posthumous poem by the famous Trappist monk, Thomas Merton. There is also new work by much-celebrated and well-established authors Margaret Avison and James Reaney, as well as work of younger upcoming and exciting new voices.