Magdalene : Poems

Magdalene : Poems

Book Title: Magdalene : Poems

Author: Ocean Vuong

Format: Paperback | 96 pages

Publication Date: 28 Aug 2018

ISBN-13: 9780393356038

Magdalene imagines the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene as a woman who embodies the spiritual and sensual, alive in a contemporary landscape-hailing a cab, raising a child, listening to news on the radio. Between facing the traumas of her past and navigating daily life, the narrator of Magdalene yearns for the guidance of her spiritual teacher, a Christ figure, whose death she continues to grieve. Erotic, spirited, and searching for meaning, she is a woman striving to be the subject of her own life, fully human and alive to the sacred in the mortal world.