In A Thousand Vessels: Poems, poet Tanya Runyon writes poetry about Biblical women and then pairs the poems with more contemporary subjects and stories.
Poems about Dinah (the sister of the 12 sons of Jacob) and her rape are paired with a poem about child sex offenders. Poems about the woman at the well in the gospel of St. John are paired with a poem about the sins committed by a child against another child. Poems about Esther are grouped with a poem about walking on a beach.
The result is a wonderful volume, full of truth, hope and faith.
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