Joanne Diaz, My Favorite Tyrants
"This book is so beautiful I don't even know how it was made. It feels given."
Kristin LeMay, author of I Told My Soul to Sing * "I am mother and virgin," says a Gnostic goddess. "I am she whose wedding is great, and I have never taken a husband." Mary of Magdala-disciple, lover and beloved-has been called many things. Here she is called a river, flowing into and alongside the great river of the God-Man. As the swiftest stream carves the deepest canyon, her voice carves a landscape of intimate, fragile beauty. Rachel Jamison Webster has given us a mesmerizing collection of poems about love's bliss, its rage against death, and its bewildered passage through and beyond it. --Barbara Newman, author of God and the Goddesses.