by Heather Winterer
explores the intimate territory between desolation and consolation, offering a poetry that translates the distances between spiritual endings and beginnings, between an "after what it used to be" and "an arrival.
The work enacts the model of St. Ignatius Loyola, encouraging the collapse of lines between creation and creativity, time and space, the Christian and Christ, the self and the other.
The voice of these poems moves exuberantly through various forms, resisting predication and celebrating its own multiplicity.
With lyrical dexterity and humor, Winterer
invites us into her
world, a world of tangible absences and presences--where the Mojave Desert and the city of Las Vegas become the unlikely sites of spiritual encounter.
poems have appeared in Hotel Amerika, American Poetry Review, Fence, and elsewhere.
She teaches at the College of Northern New Mexico in Española.