The poems in Numa tell the story of a shape-shifting numen. Numa, whose home body is that of a wild feline, learns by trial and error to take the form of other animals, plants, and the elements. As she grows up, she uses her skill to experience and share the divine in nature. She gives birth to a cub and begins raising her to shape-shift. Then an interloper appears, a young man on a quest for glory who believes he should defeat the �monster� in the forest.
About the Author
Katrinka Moore is the author of two previous books of poetry, Thief and This Is Not A Story, which was awarded the Finishing Line Press New Women�s Voices Prize. She has poems in the anthologies The Full Green Hour, The Best of the Texas Poetry Calandar, and Milkweed Editions� Stories from Where We Live. Her work has also appeared in MungBeing, Otoliths, D�positions le blog, First Literary Review East, and other journals. A former choreographer and dancer, she grew up in rural Texas and lives in New York.