Mother Mary Comes to Me

Mother Mary Comes to Me:

A Pop Culture Poetry Anthology

edited by Karen Head & Collin Kelley
978-1-948692-42-7 paper 18.95
978-1-948692-43-4 ebook 9.99
6×9, 192 pp.
Poetry Anthology
November 2020

Mother Mary Comes to Me edited by Karen Head and Collin Kelley Book Cover

The Virgin Mary long ago transcended her religious origins to become and instantly recognizable icon. From pop art to pop music, Mary’s status as the Mother of God continues to inspire the faithful and the secular. A statue of Mary weeping blood or appearing in a piece of toast still has the power to make front page news and bring the devoted running with candles and eBay bids. In Mother Mary Comes To Me, poets explore the intersection of the sacred and the larger than life persona that Mary has become throughout the ages and how she still holds sway in 21st century as a figure to be praised, feared and mined for pathos and humor.

Collin Kelley is the author of the poetry collections Midnight in a Perfect World, Render, Better To Travel and Slow To Burn. He is also the author of the Venus Trilogy of novels, Conquering Venus, Remain In Light and Leaving Paris. A recipient of the Georgia Author of the Year Award, Deep South Festival of Writers Award and a finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, Kelley’s poetry, reviews, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world.Collin Kelley is the author of the poetry collections Midnight in a Perfect World, Render, Better To Travel and Slow To Burn. He is also the author of the Venus Trilogy of novels, Conquering Venus, Remain In Light and Leaving Paris. A recipient of the Georgia Author of the Year Award, Deep South Festival of Writers Award and a finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, Kelley’s poetry, reviews, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world.

Karen Head is the author of Disrupt This!: MOOCs and the Promises of Technology (UP New England, 2017), She has published five books of poetry (Lost on Purpose, Sassing, My Paris Year, Shadow Boxes and On Occasion: Four Poets, One Year), co-edited the poetry anthology (Teaching as a Human Experience: An Anthology of Poetry), and exhibited several acclaimed digital poetry projects. In 2010, she won the Oxford International Women’s Festival Poetry Prize. She also creates digital poetry; her project “Monumental” (part of Antony Gormley’s One and Other Project) was detailed in a TIME online mini-documentary. She is an Associate Professor at Georgia Tech, and is the Editor of Atlanta Review.

The editors will be donating their profits to the fund for the black churches in the south that have been ravaged by arson.

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