Ceremonies of the Spirit
ISBN10: 0911051082 ISBN13: 9780911051087 Publisher: Plain View Press Published: Jan 1 2009
Wendy Brown-B ez writes in the heat from ecstatic love, loss, Mexico, and New Mexico. She has the poetry muscles and music for this harsh calling. Quemado, Qu madre These poems are very powerful
Joan Logghe, Founder of Write Action writing workshop and author of Twenty Years in Bed with the Same Man, Blessed Resistance, Sofia, and Rice
Gary Glazner, Founder of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project Ceremonies of the Spirit takes us on a journey from surrendering the things-and people-we love, to being transformed as a result of that process. The poems in this collection are rich with images that leave us feeling both the pain of tears cupped "to the heart like a string of pearls" and the wonder of transformation like the "dancer somersaulting against the window pane." These emotionally-charged poems remind us what it's like to be human.
John Medeiros, recipient of Minnesota State Arts Board and Jerome Foundation Grants and co-curator of the GLBT Reading Series of Intermedia Arts in MN