Genealogy Lesson for the Laity – poems

These poems reach across generations, genders, and cultures to give voice to the kind of unabashed gratitude that lights up our darkest edges.

In this radiant debut collection,¬†Cathryn Shea¬†constructs a world as delicate, colorful, and sharp as an autumn leaf yet as stable as the ancient tree it’s fallen from. Harnessing evocative imagery that illuminates the inherent spirituality within even the frailest human gestures, these poems reach across generations, genders, and cultures to give voice to the kind of unabashed gratitude that lights up our darkest edges.