Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Poet as Priest

Mary Karr is one those rare individuals in poetry – a success. She’s won a Guggenheim Fellowship; Pushcart prizes; and a number of prominent awards and recognitions. She’s written two bestselling memoirs (The Liar’s Club and Cherry), and her poetry is often featured in The New Yorker. She’s currently a professor of English Literature at Syracuse University.

Karr is also a Roman Catholic, a practicing Roman Catholic, and she came to faith late, she says, after spending the first 40 years as an agnostic. And she explores and discusses her faith in her poetry and her essays.

To read more, please visit my new post at The Master’s Artist.


Karen Kyle Ericson said...

It's a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it. The words were striking and unusual. It caught me by surprise and took my breath away.

S. Etole said...

Headed that way.

Timoteo said...

I read one of Mary Karr's memoirs. What a life she has had.