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PreacherWoman for the Goddess: Poems, Invocations, Plays and Other Holy Writ


Preacher Woman for the Goddess:
Poems, Invocations, Plays and Other Holy Writ

By Bethroot Gwynn

A spirit-filled word feast, puzzling on life and death mysteries—rich with metaphor, surprise, earthpassion. Poet, theaterwoman and a longtime editor for the We’Moon Datebook, Bethroot Gwynn harvests her writing from decades among women who build their own houses, bury their own dead, invent their own ceremonies. Bethroot’s voice speaks both reverence for and quarrel with The Sacred in Her many female guises.

“...PreacherWoman for the Goddess stands apart with a light of clear-eyed vision... Bethroot Gwynn does not shy away from seeing and naming things as they are—both political and personal...she makes art of her observations, constructing exquisite, linguistic altars. Then, stepping out of the way, she turns the work over to a wild array of goddesses, inviting us on a healing journey of engagement and surrender. This book is magic, in the best sense.”

—Carolyn Gage, playwright and activist

About the Author: 

Bethroot ImageBethroot Gwynn is a poet, theaterwoman, and a longtime editor of the We’Moon Datebook. Her performance pieces have celebrated lesbian-feminism and Goddess spirituality at conferences, festivals and other venues. Her poetry and essays have been published in Sinister Wisdom, The Poetry of Sex and other publications, and are featured regularly in We’Moon: Gaia Rhythms for Women



Product Description

PreacherWoman for the Goddess:
Poems, Invocations, Plays and Other Holy Writ
120 pages with 7 full color art features, 6x9, softbound.
ISBN: 978-1-942775-12-6 $16

“PreacherWoman for the Goddess expresses profound caring, elegantly and sometimes humorously conveyed, in this joyful exploration of a singularly meaningful way of life. The poems offer a tender, precisely and compassionately observed portrait of life among country women—the many gifts and surprises in nature, the intimacy, ritual and decorum of women living in a consciously ceremonial way, watched over by the goddess in her many forms.”

—Sandy Boucher, author of  She Appears!
Encounters with Kwan Yin, Goddess of Compassion