Sinners Welcome: PoemsHarper #ad - An illuminating cycle of spiritual poems have roots in Karr's eight-month tutelage in Jesuit prayer practice, her celebrated essay on faith weaves the tale of how the language of poetry, and as an afterword, which relieved her suffering so young, eventually became the language of prayer. Mary karr describes herself as a black-belt sinner, and this -- her fourth collection of poems --traces her improbable journey from the inferno of a tormented childhood into a resolutely irreverent Catholicism.
. The poems disarm with the arresting humor familiar to readers of her memoirs, The Liars' Club and Cherry. Not since saint augustine wrote "give me chastity, Lord -- but not yet!" has anyone brought such smart-assed hilarity to a conversion story. Karr's battle is grounded in common loss a bitter romance, friends' deaths, a teenage son's leaving home as well as in elegies for a complicated mother.
Sinners Welcome: Poems #ad - Those of us who fret that poetry denies consolation will find clear-eyed joy in this collection.
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Tropic of Squalor: PoemsHarper #ad - In tropic of squalor, karr dares to address the numinous—that mystery some of us hope towards in secret, or maybe dare to pray to. The "squalor" of meaninglessness that every thoughtful person wrestles with sits at the core of human suffering, death, and Karr renders it with power—illness, love’s agonized disappointments.
. Her brazen verse calls us out of our psychic swamplands and into that hard-won awareness of the divine hiding in the small moments that make us human. Used book in Good Condition. But whether you’re an adamant atheist, or skeptically curious, a pilgrim, these poems will urge you to find an inner light in the most baffling hours of darkness.
Tropic of Squalor: Poems #ad - She never preaches. In a single poem she can generate tears, empathy, laughter, horror, and peace. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral and deeply felt and hilarious as her memoirs. A new volume of poetry from the New York Times bestselling and esteemed author of The Liar’s Club and Lit.
Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes.
Sinners Welcome: PoemsHarper Perennial #ad - Sinners Welcome: Poems #ad - What gives sinners welcome its sharp edge is the poet’s eloquently passionate struggle at the junction of doubt and devotion. Washington postfrom mary karr, cherry and lit, the prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Liars’ Club, comes Sinners Welcome, her fourth collection of poetry that traces her improbable journey from a tormented childhood into a resolutely irreverent Catholicism.
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