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Friday, August 5, 2016

Whiteness of Bone by Gloria Mindock

Certain extraordinary people absorb the world’s suffering and cruelty; they identify with the victims of inhumanity so closely that at times they seem to transfigure themselves into exemplars of those unfortunates. Faith healers, saints, mystics all possess a measure of this quality. In hagiography think of Francis of Assisi, Theresa of Avila, and stigmatics like Padre Pio. On the secular side, singular artists also manifest this imaginative and creative trait in different, but no less extreme, forms—including and especially poets. For more of my review of Whiteness of Bone go here:  http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2016/08/whiteness-of-bone-by-gloria-mindock.html

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