Moira Linehan

Incarnate Grace

After learning she has breast cancer, the poet struggles to live an examined life. As she travels through Ireland and the Pacific Northwest, her busy mind moves from the knot in her breast to the knots in her knitting to the illuminated knots of The Book of Kells to the tossing, knotted surface of the sea; from the margins of her surgery...clean but not ideal...to the margins of illuminated manuscripts. She links the mundane to the mythic, intertwining connections between scripture and nature, storms and loss, winter and light, breast cancer and embroidery. As she returns to her home on a small pond in Massachusetts, she takes with her the fruits of her travel: the incarnate grace of the ordinary.

Selected Works

Poetry
Presents the authorís journey through grief after losing her husband to cancer.

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