Paperback: 48 pages
Product Dimensions: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 x 1/4 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.7 oz.
“Liturgy of Small Feathers is a collection that creates space for us to grapple with faith—to explore belief—and experience love. There is a religious and temporal ecstasy to Anne Yale’s poetry which continually brings us back to the moments when divinity intrudes on our earthly bodies. These poems make life mean something and encourage us to feel the moment. In these poems, desire is a car stereo with the bass turned way up, hips hold memory, and marrow requires that we be touched. Anne Yale skillfully leads us from sound to utter silence; she shows us how the silent moments reveal our most authentic and essential selves; but it requires music to unravel us to such a nakedness.”
“Anne Yale’s Liturgy of Small Feathers is a collection of poems ready for flight; upon reading, you will find wings of landscape and language, heart and hurt, growing from your shoulders. These necessary poems explore the vastness of humanity’s horizon with a keen eagle’s eye, expertly drawing from the outward world and the internal universe. Do yourself a favor and let this fine book lift and transport you wherever the wind of Yale’s craft moves you. Do not fight against her current—she will take you such places.”
“The worship sung in Anne Yale’s Liturgy of Small Feathers graces those who share life’s struggles, large and small. Lost love, PTSD, and questions of faith are at once bowed to in mourning and in rapture. Her world, so recognizably our own, offers its breath and coaxes us close, wraps our troubles with peace.”
~ Clint Campbell, author of Wake of Leaves