A SHIP TO HOLD THE WORLD AND THE MARIONETTE'S ASCENT: A DOUBLE VOLUME OF POETRY, BY ANNABELLE MOSELEY
Dear Wiseblood Readers,
How delighted we are to announce the publication of A Ship to Hold the World & The Marionette’s Ascent: A Double Volume of Poetry, by Annabelle Moseley. Annabelle Moseley is an award-winning American poet and writer, born and raised on the North Shore of Long Island. Author of nine books, first Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer-in-Residence, and 2014 Long Island Poet of the Year, Moseley continues to reside in Whitman's Paumanok. Moseley is a Lecturer at St. Joseph's College and St. Joseph's Seminary, where she teaches classes in Religious Studies and Literature.
Like a sumptuous Northern diptych—Van Eyck’s Crucifixion and Last Judgment, say—Annabelle Moseley’s twinned volumes treat Biblical subjects through stunning compositions and vivid colors. In A Ship to Hold the World, Old Testament voices speak from the embers of ancient narratives with a contemporary spark. In The Marionette’s Ascent, it is not Dante who makes this spiritual journey but our semblable, a puppet, dancing to another’s tune: we are all, at times, willing or unwilling marionettes, the book suggests, and who of us cannot feel the truth of this. Moseley pulls the strings in these signal volumes, and the resulting show is mesmerizing.
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Read advanced praise and learn more about Moseley and her book HERE
With perpetual thanks,
Joshua Hren, Ph.D.