Raised By Water
Loretto co-member Mary Anne Reese’s first chapbook of poems, Raised by Water, is now available from Finishing Line Press, an award-winning small press in Georgetown, KY. The poems are drawn from Mary Anne’s life experiences–in the natural world, in concern for social justice, in her spiritual search, as well as her love for March Madness. Some have won state and national awards and some have previously appeared in Sojourners, St. Anthony Messenger and the Licking River Review. Order your copy here!
Below is a sample poem from the collection.
Touching the Wound
Once a wise companion tried
to help me save my life.
Keep your hand close to where
the pain is throbbing, she advised.
It’s there the holy pulse beats one
with yours, where God desires
to meet you and to heal.
–Mary Anne Reese
From the back cover:
Raised by Water may be a first book of Mary Anne Reese’s poetry but it is clearly not a first edition of either the insight or the ability that spawns it. This collection of her work has a range of content and mood, of structure and depth that rivals many more experienced poets. Such a wealth of artistry and talent promises even greater gifts of wisdom and delight to come. To read this collection is to find yourself watching for the next. – Joan Chittister