The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (Paperback)
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393337341, 80pp.
Publication Date: September 8, 2009
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize: “Thought-provoking, poignant, brutal, amusing, and always beautiful.”—Elizabeth Berg
Hurrying through errands, attending a dying mother, helping her own child down the playground slide, the speaker in these poems wonders: what is the difference between the self and the soul? The secular and the sacred? Where is the kingdom of heaven? And how does one live in Ordinary Time—during those apparently unmiraculous periods of everyday trouble and joy?
About the Author
Praise For The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems…
In Marie Howe's new collection... we delve into the connection between regular life and the intensified life inspired by revelation.
A lovely, clearheaded collection.
An avid eye for the glint of gold.