2017 National Book Award Longlist, Poetry

Marie Howe

Magdalene by Marie Howe Marie Howe
Magdalene
(W. W. Norton & Company)


ISBN: 9780393285307


ABOUT THE BOOK (FROM THE PUBLISHER)

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 the news on the radio. Between facing the traumas of her past and navigating daily life, the narrator ofMagdalene 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.

About the Author

Marie Howe is the author of four volumes of poetry: Magdalene: Poems, The Kingdom of Ordinary TimeWhat the Living Do, and The Good Thief. She is also the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others.


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