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Saint Monica

Mary Biddinger


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Poetry. Mary Biddinger's poetry collection SAINT MONICA reinvents the saint as an everyday girl coming of age in the rust belt Midwest. These poems explore temptation, transgression, and heavenly presences in a landscape that is far from holy.

Biddinger crisply narrates these memorable tales that entwine horror and sensual discovery, using deft rhythms, head-snapping line breaks, and highly original imagery.--Rachel Dacus.

Black Lawrence Press, 9780982876619, 42pp.

Publication Date: June 21, 2011

About the Author

Mary Biddinger: Mary Biddinger is the author of Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007). Her poetry has appeared in Copper Nickel, diode, Gulf Coast, The Laurel Review, Ninth Letter, North American Review, Passages North, Third Coast, and many other journals. She is the editor of the Akron Series in Poetry, co-editor-in-chief of Barn Owl Review, and director of the NEOMFA: Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She teaches literature and creative writing at The University of Akron.