Audiobook: Enter Water, Swimmer

Enter Water, Swimmer: Poems
Mary Morris

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Enter Water, Swimmer (2018) is now available as an audiobook! Immerse yourself in Morris’s emotionally rich poetry that takes you on a journey through the human experience. Get yours on Audible today!

These poems travel physically and emotionally, addressing the human condition through evocative language. Enter Water, Swimmer and you will be steeped in various manifestations of this world and beyond, daring to take on diverse realms of women, belief, culture, and ethics.

Day One

You slipped through me,
not by me.
How could I have known
I would fall through these waters
into the country of us?

“A poem is often a balancing act between beauty and truth-telling, between elegance and plain-spokenness. Mary Morris’ poems manage to do both. There’s an austerity to Morris’ poetic speech that is part of their painstaking honesty. She is as meticulous when invoking spiritual mysteries as when she describes the difficulties of human relationship, or contemporary political realities. Morris is a poet in full possession of her craft. These poems manage to be at once humble and celebratory, forceful and beautifully-made. This is a big-hearted, honest, and often gorgeous book.”

—Tony Hoagland, author of Application for Release from the Dream

Mary Morris received the Rita Dove Award and New Mexico Discovery Award. Published in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Columbia Review, Arts & Letters, and numerous other literary journals, she has been invited to read at the Library of Congress and consequently aired on NPR. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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