Mark Reid - Looking Out From Bashan: The Republic of Og
Mark Reid – Looking Out From Bashan: The Republic of Og

New from Fremantle Press in 2012 is a collection of poems which interacts with the story of King Og of Bashan (Deuteronomy 3.1-13; Numbers 21.33-35):

Looking Out From Bashan: The Republic of Og, by Mark Reid.

Cool: a whole book of poems about Og!

That’s 77 poems about Og!!

Mark Reid, Looking Out From Bashan - Contents

One of Mark Reid’s poems deals with a topic that is not in any of the giant narratives in the Bible or other early Jewish writings. The topic is the extreme foetal dystocia which a mortal “daughter of man” must suffer when giving birth to a gigantic child fathered by an angelic “son of god”. I’ve not seen this mentioned in any of the studies on the birth of giants, either – but here it is in Mark Reid’s poem, “The Mother of Og”:

Mark Reid, "The Mother of Og"

Get your collection of Og poems here.

Or get it from the Dutch, who have listed it somewhat oddly as “Erotica”. Maybe macrophilia is a big thing in the Netherlands, I don’t know.

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