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O Holy Insurgency (Paperback)
Poetry. "O HOLY INSURGENCY, o hymn to sacred transgressions, to Eros' transubstantiations, to the beloved as doppelganger, as double-dog dare, as flaming conflagration of holy spirit that both purifies and destroys, and will not be quenched or exorcised. These poems, with their crisp pivots and dovetail joints, rise from the dingy quotidian of the American rust belt like the electric glitter of a welder's torch. They spark and tingle like a 9-volt battery placed upon the tongue." Lee Ann Roripaugh.
About the Author
Mary Biddinger is the author of the poetry collections "Prairie Fever" (Steel Toe Books, 2007) and "Saint Monica" (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), and co-editor of one volume of criticism: "The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics "(U Akron P, 2011). Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in "Barrelhouse, Bat City Review, Blackbird, H_NGM_N, Forklift, Ohio," and "Redivider." She edits "Barn Owl Review," the Akron Series in Poetry, and the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics, and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Akron.