Magdalene: Poems

Magdalene: Poems

ISBN: 0393285308

ISBN 13: 9780393285307

Publication Date: March 28, 2017

Publisher: W. W. Norton Company

Pages: 96

Format: Hardcover

Author: Marie Howe

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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 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.

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