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Magdalene: Poems
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Magdalene: Poems

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Magdalene imagines the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene as a woman who embodies the spiritual and sensual, alive in a contemporary landscape—hailing a cab, raising a child, listening to news on the radio. Between facing the traumas of her past and navigating daily life, the narrator of Magdalene yearns for the guidance of her spiritual teacher, a Christ figure, whose death she continues to grieve. Erotic, spirited, and searching for meaning, she is a woman striving to be the subject of her own life, fully human and alive to the sacred in the mortal world.

Title:Magdalene: Poems
ISBN:0393285308
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:80 pages
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  • Vincent Scarpa
    Sep 28, 2016

    I'd been anticipating this collection since hearing Marie Howe read from it at AWP, and it was well worth the wait. This book cements her as one of my very favorite poets, from whom I will read anythi...

  • Robert Vaughan
    Apr 26, 2017

    Magnificence. Brilliance. Simplicity. Honesty. Love. One of my favorite poets, and her masterpiece....

  • Elizabeth S
    Mar 16, 2017

    I bought this book at tonight's poetry reading--and devoured it in one sitting. Intense, lyrical interpretation of the women who are us. ...

  • Anna Walsh
    May 11, 2017

    Perfect...

  • Kevin Fanning
    Apr 17, 2017

    Favorites included:The News"Then one of the girls says, Now let's just one of us be dead. / And the other says, Ok. / And the first girl says, Who? And the other says, You."Walking Home"(It was cold. ...