A common glory.
Poetry. Penelope Duckworth's first full collection of poetry, A COMMON GLORY, travels the outer landscape of the natural world exploring her roots in the farmland of southern Ohio; family place as she moved west and traveled abroad; and sacred space as she explored her spiritual heritage through study and priesthood in the Episcopal Church. Her poems also chronicle the inner landscape of grief for the deaths of her sister and father; of women's lives as she probes the stories of women in scripture, as well as touching her own occasions for joy, outrage, forgiveness, and gratitude. Working both in traditional forms and free verse, this accessible collection is a strong companion to her other writings.
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Duckworth, Penelope, "A common glory." (2011). Faculty Book Gallery. 123.