Mute Swan

Mute Swan,
Poems for Maria
Queen of the World

Forthcoming from
The St. Thomas Poetry Series (Toronto)
in November, 2021.
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A brave, original, memorable collection.
Malcolm Guite

“… fiercely present … committed to justice-making as well as to the mysteries of being …”
Susan McCaslin

Mute Swan is an exploration of voice that has been misnamed, silenced, discounted, or subverted. Within a context of historic and contemporary Christendom, yet blurring perceptions of both, the poet offers a story of spiritual awakening and triumphant “unmuting.” Through her willingness to look directly at our human experience of injustice, impermanence, longing, beauty and love, the poet writes a way toward spiritual freedom. Mute Swan is a love letter calling us home.

“… earthy, raw prayers and rich birthing imagery …
poems where everything belongs.”

Christine Valters Paintner


“… a story beckoning me to a supper table
where even the most rejected, fearsome and
lonely parts can know home.”

Gareth Higgins


“… delightfully feminist in its embodied
all inclusive natural imagery …”

Katerina Vaughan Fretwell


“Moving fluently between
languages of nature, silence, and faith …”

Jordan Hartt

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