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Inside Light

Inside Light jacket cover"This book belongs to Mary Magdalen, the woman who, in the Gnostic gospels, is the confidante of Jesus, both a spiritual initiate and one deeply alive in the body, caught in the rich crisis of being. DeNicola looks to find a site of transfiguration, a mountain upon which the self is opened and changed."
—Mark Doty

"Art and religion are inextricably intertwined. Poets as diverse as Czeslaw Milosz, Wang Wei, and the Sufi poet Jelaluddin Rumi have attempted to express the inexpressible in their work. In her short collection of poems titled 'Inside Light', Deborah DeNicola makes a lively foray into this tradition." This link opens a new website in a new window.(full review)
—Eleanor Goodman

"This is a marvelous collection--funny, tough, lucid, tender, musical, and intensely alive. Read it, read it, read it!"
—Thomas Lux

"Deborah DeNicola infuses images with transcendent light. In every detail, mundane or miraculous, she delivers passion and precision:whether it is John a finger in a messianic/socket baptizing Jesus or her mother incarnate/at ninety in the sundowning hour. Hers is a language of the unexpected, of paths to the heart."
—Steven Ablon

"Inside Light makes the characters we know from ancient tales into people you'd meet just around the corner - weighing their inner lives, waiting for insight. I saw them, briefly in a flash of imagination lit by the poet's crisp words; then they were gone. And I was a bit different for their light."
—Robert Bosnak, Jungian psychoanalyst, author of Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel

Inside Light is published by This link opens a new website in a new window.Finishing Line Press