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.
St. Peter's B-list features poems by Dana Gioia, Mary Karr, Paul Mariani, Brian Doyle, Franz Wright, Judith Valente, and Kate…  See more details below

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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.
St. Peter's B-list features poems by Dana Gioia, Mary Karr, Paul Mariani, Brian Doyle, Franz Wright, Judith Valente, 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594714757
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
Publication date:
03/10/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

Mary Ann Buddenberg Miller is a professor of English at Caldwell College in Caldwell, New Jersey, a small liberal arts college in the Dominican tradition. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, and her doctorate in English literature from the Catholic University of America. She frequently teaches Masterpieces of Western Literature, Literature of the Victorian Age, Catholic Writers, Introduction to Poetry, and College Writing. Her research interests are located at the intersection of theology and literature. Her outreach efforts include offering students in the Introduction to Poetry course the opportunity to host public readings for local, published poets.
Ron Hansen is an award-winning novelist whose works include Mariette in Ecstasy, The Wreck of the Deutschland, and most recently A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion.
James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest and author of My Life with the Saints, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, and Jesus: A Pilgrimage.

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