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Mother Mary Comes to Me: A Popculture Anthology Reading

Mother Mary Comes to Me: A Popculture Anthology Reading


November 16, 2020, 7 p.m. ET

Join us, along with Poetry Atlanta, for an anthology reading to celebrate the forthcoming release of Mother Mary Comes to Me: A Popculture Anthology. This virtual reading will feature 20 contributors, including editors Collin Kelley and Karen Head. It is free and open to the public, but you must register in Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar. The Virgin Mary long ago transcended her religious origins to become an instantly recognizable icon. From pop art to pop music, Mary’s status as the Mother of God continues to inspire the faithful and the secular. A statue of Mary weeping blood or appearing in a piece of toast still has the power to make front page news and bring the devoted running with candles and eBay bids. In Mother Mary Comes To Me, poets explore the intersection of the sacred and the larger than life persona that Mary has become throughout the ages and how she still holds sway in the 21st century as a figure to be praised, feared and mined for pathos and humor. We encourage you to pre-order/buy this anthology from Charis Books & More, our partners for the event, here.