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Original Human, Poems by Deborah DeNicola
The speakers of Deborah DeNicola’s Original Human are fallen from grace, dimly—and poignantly—recalling the days of paradise:
We asked for this
and then forgot. Eden, hidden how
behind the veil that fell. Or so
we think...and thought creates—
the glass darkly.
“This is lush and generous book, a stirring of myth and childhood always coming home to the flesh. A Gnostic Mary and a young girl on a swing are at home in the same dream space. Deborah DeNicola has written her richest book, one to get delightfully lost in.”—Doug Anderson
“In language that is both stunning and devastating, these poems enact journeys between earth’s shore and the shore of the infinite world, and back again. With heart and with courage they remind us that all we have is our naked selves, that love and loss are to be equally honored: ‘You can’t lose or refuse what’s yours.’”—Maragaret Lloyd
“Caught in the rich crisis of being, DeNicola looks to find a site of transfiguration, a mountain upon which the self is opened and changed.”—Mark Doty
Deborah DeNicola’s spiritual memoir The Future That Brought Her Here; Memoir of a Call to Awaken, was released in 2009 from Nicholas Hays/Ibis Press. She is the author of Where Divinity Begins (Alice James Books) and four chapbooks. DeNicola edited the anthology Orpheus & Company; Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology from the University Press of New England. Among many awards, Deborah has received an NEA Fellowship. Her poetry is published widely in journals and online. Her web site is www.intuitivegateways.com.
ISBN 978-1936370207, 88 pages, $18.00