Gloryland (Paperback)

By Anne Marie Macari

Alice James Books, 9781882295500, 80pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

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Gloryland re-examines motherhood, death, birth, and rebirth, drawing on religious and secular creation myths to enact a feminist religion. Bold, rich lyrics reveal the grand in the domestic, claiming the physical as an essential part of the -female experience, declaring that to live fully in the body is the truest, bravest, and most glorious form of worship.

About the Author

Anne Marie Macari's first book, Ivory Cradle, won the APR/Honickman First Book Prize in 2000. Her poems have been published in many magazines, such as TriQuarterly, The American Poetry Review, Five Points, and The Iowa Review. Macari is on the core faculty of the New England College low residency MFA program.

Praise For Gloryland

Ann Marie Macari’s powerful poems make poetic speech seem an utterly natural act. She is the latest ambassador of a great lineage of strong poets whose subject is blood-knowledge. Sexual without needing to be seductive, spiritual without being sentimental, tough and full-bodied, I like so very much the way the poems are always in hot pursuit of the serious mysteries (kinship, sex, mortality)at once blind and deeply intelligent, pushing into the underbrush of knowing. Gloryland is a sensational collection.”Tony Hoagland

"This is what poetry does for me when it opens the self and enters the deep places, the sea bottom where our lonely islands are connected. It gives joy." Alicia Ostriker