Novena: Poems (Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize Series)

Novena: Poems (Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize Series) Author Jacques Rancourt
ISBN-10 080716660X
ISBN-13 9780807166604
Year 2017-02-13
Pages 88
Language English
Publisher LSU Press
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In poems inspired by and sometimes borrowing their forms from the novena a nine day Catholic prayer addressing and seeking intercession from the Virgin Mary Jacques Rancourt explores the complexities of faith desire beauty and justice Novena is a collection that invites prayer not to symbols of dogmatic perfection but to those who are outcast or maligned LGBTQ people people in prison people who resist people who suffer and whose suffering has not been redeemed In Novena the Virgin Mary is recast as a drag queen religious icons are merged with those who are abolished and spiritual isolation is scrutinized in a queer pastoral

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