We the Almighty Fires

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Author: Anna Rose Welch
  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Alice James Books (April 17, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938584759
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938584756
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches

These thought-provoking and spiritual poems focus on faith, relationships, and the role of God in life and in the bedroom. Female empowerment is at the heart of this collection, as well as perceptions of humanity as beings full of light.


"Anna Rose Welch's We, the Almighty Fires is a testament to poetry's ability to render the body's erasure through verbal beauty and grace. There is a keen attention to music in these poems―a crafting of sound as sturdy as an ark in a biblical flood and as obsessive as the water's recursive singing. Sensual and smart, Welch's debut collection blazes with wild splendor." ―Eugene Gloria

"The terms of worship in Anna Rose Welch's first book are by turns erotic and elegiac: both the body and the page are sites of prayer." Welch's poems seek out desires and histories too long submerged, if not already lost, and she reclaims them in a series of gorgeous apocrypha."What results is this sexy reliquary, these poems that threaten to catch fire as soon you read them." ―Christopher Bakken