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Crossing the Sea
by Rachel Barenblat
In poems written during the first year of mourning after her mother's death, Rabbi Rachel Barenblat traces the unpredictable mourner's path while examining a complicated relationship with poignancy and honesty, allowing us to look at our own griefs and loves with new eyes.
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Congratulations to Phoenicia author Luisa A. Igloria, the new Poet Laureate of Virginia!
We are thrilled to congratulate poet Luisa A. Igloria on the fantastic news that she's just been appointed Poet Laureate of Virginia! Having followed Luisa's work (and her practice of writing a poem every single day) since the early years of editing qarrtsiluni with Dave Bonta, having published two of her books, and knowing her as a person, dedicated teacher and tireless, generous advocate for poetry itself, we can't imagine anyone more deserving of this honor. Luisa, we know you will bring dignity and excellence to your work as Poet Laureate, and we are so proud of you! Huge congratulations!
An excellent holiday gift:
The Book of the
by Marly Youmans, with magnificent artwork by Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Available in both hardcover and paperback editions.
"The reader will be spellbound." --Kelly Cherry
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Released this fall:
50 Years of Ministry
by Michael J. Pitts
In the memoir which begins this book, Michael Pitts, retired Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, looks back over a multi-colored life in active ministry that took him from England to Finland and Russia, Sweden and France to Canada and the remote north coast of Quebec. And in the forward-looking collection of writings which follow, he looks toward the great challenges facing the institutional Church and Christianity itself in an increasingly secularized world.
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And from Luisa, a beautiful book of remarkable poems:
The Buddha Wonders
if She is Having a Mid-life Crisis
Poems by Luisa A. Igloria
92 pgs, 6" x 9", paperback, publication date March 18, 2018
Direct order price $14.00 US ($14.95 via Amazon)
"Reading Luisa A. Igloria’s poems is like opening doors within doors within doors. These doors give access to the mind, the imagination, into lush and lyric worlds. ...Poem after poem reveals the Buddha. S/he is sneaky and coy. S/he peeks behind every stanza, meditating at every end-stopped line, her robes overflowing in every layer of images. And in the end, after we’ve taken in every poem, s/he finds a place in the center of us." -- Ira Sukrungruang
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