Published by dancing girl press in 2017, Maria Sings is the story about a women named Maria, who is diagnosed with cancer. Maria is surrounded by a group of friends, a chorus, many of whom are named Maria. Maria becomes a symbol, a figure encapsulating the experiences of all women. A short examination about what being a woman in today's society, about the feminine, about disease and healing, about serendipity and hope, Maria Sings is a celebration of womanhood, about a woman's determination to heal, and about her finding her voice.
“Searing and sublime. Whether writing of an ordinary sea-side lunch or devastating loss, Catherine Esposito Prescott honors the wild, boundless heart of motherhood with precision and love. A beautiful and unforgettable journey into that ‘island of the mother’s mind, lush with her kids...’” - Ana Menéndez
“Intricate and unflinchingly intimate, Catherine Esposito Prescott’s The Living Ruin is a lush exploration of motherhood and mortality. Though teeming with gorgeous language, impeccable details and opulent imagery, she does not shrink from the rough blood pumping below the skin.” - Jennifer L. Knox
“Catherine Esposito Prescott has shared an intimate and tragic life journey in The Living Ruin. These beautiful and deftly written poems migrate through time to arrive at a place so many mothers have found to be their own place and time and circumstances.” - Leah Maines
The Orison Anthology is an annual collection of the finest spiritually engaged writing that appeared in periodicals in the preceding year. Our anthology aims to not only fill, but expand, the space left by the absence of the Best American Spiritual Writing series. In addition to reprinted material, each year the anthology will also include new, previously unpublished works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry by the winners of The Orison Anthology Awards, judged by different prominent writers each year. The judges for Volume 1 were Kevin McIlvoy, Ann Hood, and Claire Bateman. The winners receive $500 each, as well as publication. The winners for Vol. 1 were Jill Widner, Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, and Christopher J. Adamson.
"American poetry has a rich tradition of taking on important political and social events. The 99 poems in this diverse and dynamic new collection demonstrate how engagement with what Wallace Stevens called “the actual world” does not diminish poetry’s punch—rather it makes it hit harder. Born out of a popular blog began by Dean Rader at the height of the recession and at the infancy of the Occupy movements, 99 Poems for the 99 Percent shows that the aims of poetry and the aims of democracy are hand-in-hand. These are poems of anger, love, protest, humor, contemplation, hope, frustration, and beauty. These are poems by the famous and the marginal, by the heard and the ignored. These are poems that speak to the past as well as the future. These are poems of and for the real America." - 99:The Press
"Hafiz, Gibran, Neruda, Rumi . . . their yoga mats were blank pieces of paper; they did asana with pencils between their fingers; their pranayama was inverted metaphor; and their Samadhi was uninhibited, naked poetry. Yoga is a journey, an intricate dance of mind, body, breath, and spirit. It is cultivation of self-awareness through reflection. The Poetry of Yoga is an ecstatic gathering of poetry written by some of the most accomplished and well-known spiritual teachers of our time. Poems are set in the following yogic themes: compassion, desire, freedom, transformation, and service. A book all yoga practitioners cherish and return to over and over for nourishment and inspiration."
Published by White Cloud Press.