“American Psalm, World Psalm” takes the original rhythms of the Biblical Psalms and reimagines them through the scope of contemporary American music—blues, jazz, folk, hiphop, world music. Samaras turns in a massively ambitious—and hugely successful—project of writing one-hundred and fifty contemporary psalms, to mirror the Old Testament, that evoke the spiritual hunger of our modern world. He is a lyricist, a political writer, and social critic par excellence who cuts to the heart of our postmodern living.

"American Psalm, World Psalm" is now available for purchase directly from the online Shop at, or the publishioner, Ashland Poetry Press, or it can be ordered thorugh any local bookstore.  


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