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'Sin Eater' takes its title from a funeral rite practiced in England and Scotland and surviving into the twentieth century in Wales. The ritual was usually performed by a beggar hired to pray over the deceased while consuming a meal prepared by the family. This act of consumption, it was believed, would remove the sins from the dead person and transfer them to the 'sin eat'Sin Eater' takes its title from a funeral rite practiced in England and Scotland and surviving into the twentieth century in Wales. The ritual was usually performed by a beggar hired to pray over the deceased while consuming a meal prepared by the family. This act of consumption, it was believed, would remove the sins from the dead person and transfer them to the 'sin eater' -- whose own soul, thereafter, was irrevocably damned....

Title : Sin Eater: Poems
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ISBN : 9780922811830
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 83 Pages
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Sin Eater: Poems Reviews

  • Kathleen
    2019-01-17 15:39

    In Sin Eater, our modern Dante, Bill Reichard, brings us to the edge of what most of us dare not look into, and says, "Here it is…" Visits to hell, purgatory, and heaven, among other places, structure this collection of fine poems. One of my favorite couplets from "Souls in Purgatory":They sit in their neat little jars, stackedin God's pantry, dated by year.Yikes!!!