Professor of English Mary Ann Miller, Ph.D. has received national recognition as her anthology “St. Peter’s B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints” (Ave Maria Presss) has been selected for America Magazine’s, The Catholic Book Club list.
The anthology is listed in the fall books special literary issue. The Catholic Book Club features book reviews and literary discussion from America Media.
“I am so happy for the opportunity to extend the visibility of the wonderful poets in this collection and to spread the word that Catholicism is fertile ground for contemporary poetry,” said Miller.
St. Peter’s B-list was published in 2014 and features over 100 contemporary American poems, written by 70 poets from across the United States, that contain references to canonized saints.
The voices in these poems are not the saints themselves, speaking from distant times and places. They are very contemporary voices, both male and female, from a wide range of social, regional, and occupational circumstances, who remember a saint, often despite a pervasive sense of doubt, in the midst of the spiritual struggles of daily life.