Kristina Marie Darling reviews Mary Biddinger’s O Holy Insurgency today in Rumpus Poetry....more
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Welcome to The Rumpus’s National Poetry Month project. We’ll be running a new poem from a different poet each day for the month of April.
A Children’s Story
One snowflake was a lantern, the other
a shellfish. They were unnatural enemies.
Biddinger’s repeated returns to haptic perception as a legitimized approach to the divine, or a sense of peace or benediction, amounts to an aesthetic necessity, alongside the necessity of putting iconicity and holy writ in relationship with narrative, reality, and the arbitrary nature of violence, accident, and error....more
I wrote your name backwards
on my hand until it hurt.