Magdalene: Poems

Magdalene: Poems

by Marie Howe

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Magdalene: Poems by Marie Howe

“Gorgeous, ferocious, lacerating, sexy, and profoundly compassionate.”—Michael CunninghamMagdalene 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393356038
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,197,728
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Marie Howe is the former poet laureate of New York and the author of three previous collections. Magdalene was longlisted for the National Book Award. Howe teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York City.

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