Magdalene: Poems

Magdalene: Poems

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...

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Title:Magdalene: Poems
Author:Marie Howe
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ISBN:0393285308
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:80 pages

Magdalene: Poems Reviews

  • Vincent Scarpa
    Sep 28, 2016
    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 the wheel from spinni...
  • Elizabeth S
    Mar 16, 2017
    I bought this book at tonight's poetry reading--and devoured it in one sitting. Intense, lyrical interpretation of the women who are us. ...
  • Kevin Fanning
    Apr 17, 2017
    Favorites included:The News"Then one of the girls says, Now let's just one of us be dead. / And the other says, Ok. / And the first girl says, Who? And the other says, You."Walking Home"(It was cold. We were hungry.) Next time, you be the mother, I said."October"Yes I'll die, / so will everyone, so ...
  • Robert Vaughan
    Apr 26, 2017
    Magnificence. Brilliance. Simplicity. Honesty. Love. One of my favorite poets, and her masterpiece....
  • Anna Walsh
    May 11, 2017
    Perfect...