(N) Holy Land Is Everywhere: Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s Collection of Poems

Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” —Exodus 3:5 “The Holy Land is everywhere.” —Black Elk The two epigraphs that preface Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s Holy Land introduce the reader to the central theme that permeates her poems: that holy places deserve to be regarded with reverence and that all places are holy places. In addition to affirming this foundational belief, these poems extend the terrain, moving beyond the geographical and the physical to the temporal, the carnal, the intellectual, and the spiritual realms. The poet explores a broad spectrum of physical locations, beginning with poems set in the Holy Land and moving on to places closer to home, ranging from the west of Ireland to rural Minnesota, from New York City to the Texas border. She also probes the temporal spaces we occupy, experiences of death and birth, love and loss, desire and desolation that mark our human passage.

 

Link to Angela’s reading of selected poems from her collection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prxqu66pZ34

 

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