And the Risen Bread is a culmination of forty years of poetry by the late American Jesuit and activist Daniel Berrigan. Beginning with poems written on bucolic themes, the book moves to those dealing with the struggle against war. Included are poems written from courtrooms and jail cells, as well as religious poems which include the doubt and difficulty that arise from the many horrors of our world today.
Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016) was author of fourteen volumes of poetry. His first volume of poetry, Time Without Number (1957) whose publication occurred at the suggestion of poet Marianne Moore, was nominated for the National Book Award and awarded the prestigious Lamant Prize for Poetry by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.