Saint Monica reviewed in Rain Taxi.
Thanks so much to the folks at Rain Taxi, especially Roxanne Halpine Ward, for this terrific review of Saint Monica.
Far from the holy matron described in saints’ books, this Monica is just as confused, angry, and turned on as the rest of us. Biddinger’s tight and vividly detailed narrative poems speak to timeless themes of adolescence, regret, and desire, enlivening a historical figure and religious icon while painting a nuanced portrait of a character who is every bit as imperfect and fallible as everyone else. --Roxanne Halpine Ward