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Caduceus, Poems by Sørina Higgins
Heartbreak and faith are the twin strands threading through Caduceus by Sørina Higgins: talismans of living, and of healing.
“Sørina Higgins takes the stuff of myth, legend, history and mystery and pours it into her visceral poems, many of them formal. Where others might see the ordinary, she translates what might seem mundane or insignificant into something extraordinarily arresting. Here is a poet of a deep, dissecting and penetrating faith.”—Luci Shaw
“Here is a remarkable young poet who connects our small, personal twenty-first century stories with the great, overarching cultural narratives. It’s always our own time and place Sørina Higgins writes about, but against a backdrop of Greek myths and Biblical stories which lend these private confessions astonishing power. When she asks ‘Oh Lord, will you tell me, what good is grief?’ she might as well be Job; her interrogation is that passionate. Posing her wild human questions with great skill in some of the oldest English verse forms, she has written a musical, heartbreaking, timely and timeless book.”—Jeanne Murray Walker
“Sørina Higgins is an ambitious, young poet who defies easy classification. Her work embraces the lyric and the narrative, the sexy and the sacred. Hers is a capacious imagination trying to make sense of a world full of both heartbreak and wonder which she views with a tough-minded clarity and vast compassion.”—Dana Gioia
Sørina Higgins holds an M.A. from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English. She is an adjunct faculty member in English at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Book Review Editor of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, a staff writer for Curator, and a blogger on arts and faith at iambicadmonit.blogspot.com. She has previously published a chapbook, The Significance of Swans, which was nominated for the 2008 Christianity and Literature Book-of-the-Year award. It is available from Finishing Line Press and amazon.com. Sørina and her husband live in Kutztown, PA, in a home they built themselves.
ISBN: 978-1936370610, 100 pages, $19.00