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The Ex-Nun Poems

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The Ex-Nun Poems by Jeanine Hathaway

A poetry chapbook.

From Finishing Line Press | Paperback: 9781599249155 | $14.00 | December 2011



“We are all ex-something in this world. We all choose or were chosen. With incredible wit, wry humor, and an amazing awareness of the possibilities of language, Jeanine Hathaway plops us down, body and soul, into a woman’s life rich with both the strange and the mundane. The ex-nun is a survivor. Choose her. She’ll get you through.” —Anita Skeen

“One part grounded in the dynamics of the spiritual life, and one part pushing off into the confusions and fulfillments of worldliness, these poems bring two worlds into conflict—and often into a bountiful resolution, in which textual gospel and comic books both play their appropriate roles. Jeanine Hathaway is a poet wise, witty, and wistful, and complexities of her life’s journey are balanced by a disarming (and charming) surface lucidity. Ex-nun she may be...but also ex-traordinary. —Albert Goldbarth