Poetry. Religion & Spirituality. This ambitious debut interrogates love and faith in the contemporary world. Grounded in the relationship of a profoundly religious woman and an atheist, the collection's central characters both become inextricably identified with the Old Testament King and Psalmist David. These free-verse psalms transplant all of the ancient form's tropes—vivid eroticism, praise, questioning, triumph, doubt, and lush naturalism—into modern Wales.
Maria Apichella completed her PhD in English and Creative Writing at The University of Aberystwyth in Wales. She now teaches at the University of Maryland, University College, Europe. Her chapbook Paga was a winner of the Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Competition in 2014. PSALMODY (Eyewear Publishing, 2016) is her first collection.Author City: BURY ST EDMUNDS UNK