Ars Golgothica, the literary foray by Rodney Wilder, collects the prolific poet’s best work to date in a book at once both inspiring and unflinchingly convicting. Hinged by the crucifix, this collection explores the foreshadowing and legacy of the cross, turning the Poe-tinted glasses of Wilder’s scintillating verse on Biblical incidents and contemporary issues alike. Substance abuse, injustice, love, faith and doubt. The poems contained in Ars Golgothica are captivating in their honesty, shirking denominational constraints for the Calvary-cresting source that is Christ. Wilder’s Gothicized poetry, as diverse in style as in its content, applies that heart to the world with a rapturous and irresistible passion.