Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation is a luminous collection, navigating the human from the body's blood and muscle to flights of the spirit. In these compelling narratives and taxonomies, Marjorie Maddox accompanies the reader on a harrowing and joyous journey.
"This new full-length collection of poetry by Marjorie Maddox is extraordinary. Maddox makes poems that pull the world inside out: the hidden becomes apparent, the spiritual palpable, the heart, that sock stuffed in the chest, gives rise to 'the architecture of mercy.' Examining, in a variety of moods, both the dazzling intricacy and the frightening fragility of the human body, Maddox never forgets the heart at the heart of the matter." --Kelly Cherry
"In poems that survey the 'body's landscape, ' then raise their 'hallelujah torrent' to celebrate 'the human beneath, ' Marjorie Maddox allows faith--in language that aspires toward prayer--to balance the sorrow and 'stubbed joy' that inform 'the world we live in/and the world beyond.' These poems acknowledge the body and its betrayals with clarity, humor, and Whitmanian fervor. This a book of fierce and eloquent consolations." --Michael Waters
"Passionate, heartfelt documentaries of a life that is full, and filling, and reaching for true purpose." --Scott Cairns