Magdalene

Magdalene

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 deat Magdalene imagines the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene as a woman who embodies the spiritual and sensual, alive in a ...

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Title:Magdalene
Author:Marie Howe
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Magdalene
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:96 pages pages

Magdalene Reviews

  • Jim Coughenour
    May 23, 2017

    Over the last year I've tossed several lauded little books aside, irritated by their obsession with their own pain, exclusion, marginality ? in poetry as in conversation, that is not enough. A poem, particularly a poem about personal misery, requires craft, vision and humor. In her n...

  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    Jun 11, 2017

    Over the last year I've tossed several lauded little books aside, irritated by their obsession with their own pain, exclusion, marginality ? in poetry as in conversation, that is not enough. A poem, particularly a poem about personal misery, requires craft, vision and humor. In her n...

    An absolutely exquisite yet grounded book of poems. As always, Howe's language is illuminated. These poems examine the world through Mary Magdalene's eyes. They explore desire and personal struggle. A tremendous work of great beauty. ...

    Marie Howe is a wonderfully inspiring example of a poet who doesn't "produce" a lot (I once heard her say at a conference that she feels a responsibility to stick up for poets who write very slowly, since she's one of them), but whose published work is consistently wise, awake, and bea...

    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 anything. ?You know how it is something has to put a stick in the spoke to stop th...

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

    Raw with longing and a hope for guidance, these poems speak to challenges women face in life, relationships and as mothers. The poet imagines a modern-day Mary Magdalene who looks to a Christ-like figure for purpose. Clear voiced, vividly portrayed, and beautiful, this poetry collectio...

  • Kasey Jueds
    Jul 20, 2017

    Over the last year I've tossed several lauded little books aside, irritated by their obsession with their own pain, exclusion, marginality ? in poetry as in conversation, that is not enough. A poem, particularly a poem about personal misery, requires craft, vision and humor. In her n...

    An absolutely exquisite yet grounded book of poems. As always, Howe's language is illuminated. These poems examine the world through Mary Magdalene's eyes. They explore desire and personal struggle. A tremendous work of great beauty. ...

    Marie Howe is a wonderfully inspiring example of a poet who doesn't "produce" a lot (I once heard her say at a conference that she feels a responsibility to stick up for poets who write very slowly, since she's one of them), but whose published work is consistently wise, awake, and bea...

  • Robert Vaughan
    Apr 26, 2017

    Over the last year I've tossed several lauded little books aside, irritated by their obsession with their own pain, exclusion, marginality ? in poetry as in conversation, that is not enough. A poem, particularly a poem about personal misery, requires craft, vision and humor. In her n...

    An absolutely exquisite yet grounded book of poems. As always, Howe's language is illuminated. These poems examine the world through Mary Magdalene's eyes. They explore desire and personal struggle. A tremendous work of great beauty. ...

    Marie Howe is a wonderfully inspiring example of a poet who doesn't "produce" a lot (I once heard her say at a conference that she feels a responsibility to stick up for poets who write very slowly, since she's one of them), but whose published work is consistently wise, awake, and bea...

    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 anything. ?You know how it is something has to put a stick in the spoke to stop th...

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

  • Ellie
    Nov 08, 2017

    Over the last year I've tossed several lauded little books aside, irritated by their obsession with their own pain, exclusion, marginality ? in poetry as in conversation, that is not enough. A poem, particularly a poem about personal misery, requires craft, vision and humor. In her n...

    An absolutely exquisite yet grounded book of poems. As always, Howe's language is illuminated. These poems examine the world through Mary Magdalene's eyes. They explore desire and personal struggle. A tremendous work of great beauty. ...

  • Vincent Scarpa
    Sep 28, 2016

    Over the last year I've tossed several lauded little books aside, irritated by their obsession with their own pain, exclusion, marginality ? in poetry as in conversation, that is not enough. A poem, particularly a poem about personal misery, requires craft, vision and humor. In her n...

    An absolutely exquisite yet grounded book of poems. As always, Howe's language is illuminated. These poems examine the world through Mary Magdalene's eyes. They explore desire and personal struggle. A tremendous work of great beauty. ...

    Marie Howe is a wonderfully inspiring example of a poet who doesn't "produce" a lot (I once heard her say at a conference that she feels a responsibility to stick up for poets who write very slowly, since she's one of them), but whose published work is consistently wise, awake, and bea...

    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 anything. ?You know how it is something has to put a stick in the spoke to stop th...

  • Sparrow
    Nov 08, 2017

    Over the last year I've tossed several lauded little books aside, irritated by their obsession with their own pain, exclusion, marginality ? in poetry as in conversation, that is not enough. A poem, particularly a poem about personal misery, requires craft, vision and humor. In her n...

    An absolutely exquisite yet grounded book of poems. As always, Howe's language is illuminated. These poems examine the world through Mary Magdalene's eyes. They explore desire and personal struggle. A tremendous work of great beauty. ...

    Marie Howe is a wonderfully inspiring example of a poet who doesn't "produce" a lot (I once heard her say at a conference that she feels a responsibility to stick up for poets who write very slowly, since she's one of them), but whose published work is consistently wise, awake, and bea...

    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 anything. ?You know how it is something has to put a stick in the spoke to stop th...

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

    Raw with longing and a hope for guidance, these poems speak to challenges women face in life, relationships and as mothers. The poet imagines a modern-day Mary Magdalene who looks to a Christ-like figure for purpose. Clear voiced, vividly portrayed, and beautiful, this poetry collectio...

    one of the best poets ...

    Words fail me. I wish they'd also failed Howe. Actually, I think they did. ...

  • Rachel Davies
    May 24, 2017

    Over the last year I've tossed several lauded little books aside, irritated by their obsession with their own pain, exclusion, marginality ? in poetry as in conversation, that is not enough. A poem, particularly a poem about personal misery, requires craft, vision and humor. In her n...

    An absolutely exquisite yet grounded book of poems. As always, Howe's language is illuminated. These poems examine the world through Mary Magdalene's eyes. They explore desire and personal struggle. A tremendous work of great beauty. ...

    Marie Howe is a wonderfully inspiring example of a poet who doesn't "produce" a lot (I once heard her say at a conference that she feels a responsibility to stick up for poets who write very slowly, since she's one of them), but whose published work is consistently wise, awake, and bea...

    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 anything. ?You know how it is something has to put a stick in the spoke to stop th...

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

    Raw with longing and a hope for guidance, these poems speak to challenges women face in life, relationships and as mothers. The poet imagines a modern-day Mary Magdalene who looks to a Christ-like figure for purpose. Clear voiced, vividly portrayed, and beautiful, this poetry collectio...

    one of the best poets ...

  • Scott Pomfret
    Aug 12, 2017

    Over the last year I've tossed several lauded little books aside, irritated by their obsession with their own pain, exclusion, marginality ? in poetry as in conversation, that is not enough. A poem, particularly a poem about personal misery, requires craft, vision and humor. In her n...

    An absolutely exquisite yet grounded book of poems. As always, Howe's language is illuminated. These poems examine the world through Mary Magdalene's eyes. They explore desire and personal struggle. A tremendous work of great beauty. ...

    Marie Howe is a wonderfully inspiring example of a poet who doesn't "produce" a lot (I once heard her say at a conference that she feels a responsibility to stick up for poets who write very slowly, since she's one of them), but whose published work is consistently wise, awake, and bea...

    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 anything. ?You know how it is something has to put a stick in the spoke to stop th...

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

    Raw with longing and a hope for guidance, these poems speak to challenges women face in life, relationships and as mothers. The poet imagines a modern-day Mary Magdalene who looks to a Christ-like figure for purpose. Clear voiced, vividly portrayed, and beautiful, this poetry collectio...

    one of the best poets ...

    Words fail me. I wish they'd also failed Howe. Actually, I think they did. ...

    Spare, brooding, equally exacting of the narrator and reader, wonderfully evocative. If one could have guilt for sins not ones own, this collection elicited them. But at the same time the poems were personal and gruff and even reckless, which is what we ask our poets to be. ...

  • Elizabeth S
    Mar 16, 2017

    Over the last year I've tossed several lauded little books aside, irritated by their obsession with their own pain, exclusion, marginality ? in poetry as in conversation, that is not enough. A poem, particularly a poem about personal misery, requires craft, vision and humor. In her n...

    An absolutely exquisite yet grounded book of poems. As always, Howe's language is illuminated. These poems examine the world through Mary Magdalene's eyes. They explore desire and personal struggle. A tremendous work of great beauty. ...

    Marie Howe is a wonderfully inspiring example of a poet who doesn't "produce" a lot (I once heard her say at a conference that she feels a responsibility to stick up for poets who write very slowly, since she's one of them), but whose published work is consistently wise, awake, and bea...

    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 anything. ?You know how it is something has to put a stick in the spoke to stop th...

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

    Raw with longing and a hope for guidance, these poems speak to challenges women face in life, relationships and as mothers. The poet imagines a modern-day Mary Magdalene who looks to a Christ-like figure for purpose. Clear voiced, vividly portrayed, and beautiful, this poetry collectio...

    one of the best poets ...

    Words fail me. I wish they'd also failed Howe. Actually, I think they did. ...

    Spare, brooding, equally exacting of the narrator and reader, wonderfully evocative. If one could have guilt for sins not ones own, this collection elicited them. But at the same time the poems were personal and gruff and even reckless, which is what we ask our poets to be. ...

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