Today's poem is "Where Death Is Not an Is"
from The Gospel of the Bleeding Woman

Wipf and Stock Publishers

Katie Manning is an Assistant Professor of English at Azusa Pacific University. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies and literary journals, including New Letters, PANK, The Pedestal Magazine, and Poet Lore.

Books by Katie Manning:

Other poems on the web by Katie Manning:
Two poems
"Week by Week"
Three poems
"Baby Dream #6: The Well"
"The Invitation"
"Wendy Lady"
"The Leaves Left"

Katie Manning's Website.

Katie Manning on Twitter.

About The Gospel of the Bleeding Woman:

"High energy, compressed, unashamed, daring and delightfully inventive, Katie Manning’s Gospel takes on an old ritually enforced belief in woman’s blood as unclean, unholy. Brief biblical reference to the healing of a nameless bleeding woman becomes Nura (“light”), resurrected through the miracle of text becoming memory in a living woman, contemporary in her fearless candor, her ironies, her sense that we can still be healed by a love that we do not pretend to understand."
—Eleanor Wilner

"With precision and vigor, Katie Manning steps into biblical history to retrieve the story of the woman with an issue of blood. What great conjecture. What a solid collection of varying form and tone woven with a strong voice. Manning’s voice is so accurate, it sounds like it’s straight from the woman’s mouth."
—Diane Glancy

"Katie Manning’s The Gospel of the Bleeding Woman is technically brilliant and the poems coalesce as more than the sum of their parts. The “modern” section is risky, but the risk pays off—I feel a spiritual joy and literary destiny here."
—Rick Hill

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