The Book of O

            all that remains of Job

I know
no purpose

the LORD

you asked
who is this

I spoke

I am angry
with my

I will accept
the trouble
of fourteen thousand sheep
and beautiful

after this
he saw his children and their children

This is a reprint of work originally published in A Door with a Voice.

Katie Manning is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Whale Road Review and an Associate Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Her first full-length poetry collection, Tasty Other, is forthcoming in November as the 2016 winner of the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Find her online at

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