Poetry. Women's Studies, "'It's a fine line between Iggy Pop and Jesus,' and Madigan Somerville takes us on a grand cosmic ride on that fine line between the divine and the sacred. Along that ride, Madigan Somerville never loses her sense of humor and never stops having fun. Like all epic poets before her, she flexes her formidable poetic muscles in fearlessly lush language, infusing this collection with a sweeping grandeur of the full length opera as well as the hilarity of burlesque, in which the cast of characters from Cleopatra to Paul Newman struts in a Felliniesque procession, and Love—both cosmic and earthly—is revealed in all its fierce and lusty splendor. The poems in this book are a rare combination of grace, passion, joy, kindness and generosity that reminds us of how miraculous life can be."—Joanna Sit
"Michele Madigan Somerville's GLAMOUROUS LIFE catechizes issues that aggravate our care—addiction, feminism, masculinity, motherhood, religion, sex, and violence. She digresses our divine milieu like a graffiti-covered train rambling over and under neighborhoods, revealing wildly complex economic and ethnic strata, progressing through time emerging miraculously new. While these streetwise poems conversate they surreptitiously dissipate male thunder."—Greg Fuchs
Michele Madigan Somerville is the author of two previous books of verse, Black Irish and the book-length poem, WISEGAL. She holds a MFA in Poetry from Brooklyn College, and recently earned a Master of Theology Studies at Harvard Divinity School. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA