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Holy Doors: New Poems (Hardcover)

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Holy Doors, Mandy Kahn's third collection of poems, is a lyrical, luminous, and highly spiritual journey exploring meditation, prayer, the afterlife, the poet's love of peace, and the ever-accessibility of grace.

It is also a record of what life is like as our spiritual nature begins to live more fully in the body. Each of Kahn's poems begins with earnest inquiry and ends with an ecstatic moment of communion with the part of the self that is connected to all things.

A poet working within the traditions of the form, Kahn calls upon formal devices, such as iambic pentameter, slant rhyme, and end rhyme, but in so soft and deft a manner that one almost doesn't notice the musicality so prevalent in the work. Kahn's technical skill makes tradition feel suddenly fresh, soft, casual, and alive.
With Holy Doors, we're watching a poet both seeking--and finding--the holy in the everyday. The poems in the collection suggest then that the holy need not be pursued--it need only be noticed. Doors to ecstatic experience, as Kahn reminds us, are everywhere.

About the Author

Mandy Kahn is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Glenn Gould's Chair (2017) and Math, Heaven, Time (2014). Her poems have been included in the Best American Poetry anthology series, read on BBC Radio, and featured in former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's newspaper column American Life in Poetry. She has given readings at Cambridge University, the Getty Museum, the New School, and the Barrick Museum, and been profiled in Flaunt, Issue, and Malibu magazines, as well as been interviewed by The Los Angeles Review of Books. She's also the subject of Courtney Sell's feature-length documentary Peace Piece: The Immersive Poems of Mandy Kahn.Kahn holds a degree in English from UC Berkeley. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches a class on peace.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781955125215
ISBN-10: 195512521X
Publisher: Hat & Beard Press
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
Pages: 96
Language: English