Believing Is Not the Same as Being Saved (Paperback)
University of Alberta Press, 9781772121872, 88pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Some of the petals are pale like the first light that burns febrile through the kitchen window as we walk toward morning.
- "Still Life with White Roses"
Lisa Martin's new poetry collection seeks the kind of lyric truth that lives in paradox, in the dwelling together of seeming opposites such as life and death, love and loss, faith and doubt, joy and sorrow. Here readers will find a range of moods, tones, and subjects, as well as both traditional and contemporary forms-from sonnets to prose poems. This is a collection imbued with the light of an enduring, if troubled, faith. With its focus on spirit, ethics, and how to live well, Believing is not the same as Being Saved offers a tender meditation on the moments that make a life.