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St. Peter's B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints
     

St. Peter's B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints

by Mary Ann B. Miller
 

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This soul-stirring collection of more than one hundred poems—composed by a wide variety of contemporary award-winning poets—awakens readers to the beauty and humor in the broken, imperfect striving of the saints for holiness.

Featuring poems by Dana Gioia, Mary Karr, Paul Mariani, and Kate Daniels, as well as many new and emerging poets, this

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This soul-stirring collection of more than one hundred poems—composed by a wide variety of contemporary award-winning poets—awakens readers to the beauty and humor in the broken, imperfect striving of the saints for holiness.

Featuring poems by Dana Gioia, Mary Karr, Paul Mariani, and Kate Daniels, as well as many new and emerging poets, this anthology invites readers to view the saints as they've never imagined them, reaching for the sacred, doubting, bumbling, and then trying again. The collection features wide-ranging poems on ordinary topics, such as a mother trying to get her newborn to fall asleep, an older brother concerned about the marriage of his sister, a lonely man trying to meet a woman in a bar, and a burn victim's compassion for a small child. Neither devotional nor pious, these poems capture how, in unexpected ways, the saints illuminate daily life for everyday saints-in-the-making and engage readers in the important struggle to see the action of God in their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594714740
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
Publication date:
03/24/2014
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Author of Eyes of the Heart - Christine Valters Paintner
"A lush and generous feast of saint-inspired poems that both invite and challenge. A lovely collection!"
S.J., Author of My Life with the Saints - James Martin
"This book is a treasure!"
Author of Simplifying the Soul - Paula Huston
"This lovely new anthology offers us true spiritual food, perfect for lectio divina. St. Peter's B-list proves that poems can indeed be prayers."

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