30 April 2008

Debut Poetry Chapbook now available

Announcing the publication of “Admonit’s” debut poetry chapbook!!

Sørina’s book may be pre-ordered online by going to Finishing Line Press, clicking on the “New Releases and forthcoming titles” link, and scrolling down the alphabetical list. Your copy will be shipped to you on 8 August 2008. Please assist with early sales by ordering this book soon. Tell your friends! Order multiple copies as gifts!

photo by Rosie Perera

You have already read many of Sørina’s poems here on the blog as poems of the month. Here is what other readers have said:

I’m moved by the passionate pilgrimage of these poems. Sørina Higgins has a composer’s ear and a painter’s eye. She’s such a crafty poet we shouldn’t be surprised when her lines catch us up and transport us into a state of wonder.
—David Huddle, Author of Grayscale and Summer Lake: New & Selected Poems

Sørina Higgins wanders through the both natural world and the world of mythology, asking questions, some unanswerable, in her pursuit of the ineffable. Like a young Anne Sexton, in her rowing towards God, Higgins wants “something more than mundane, something like the sky inside my soul.” We all do. Join her on this journey.
—Barbara Crooker, author of Radiance and Line Dance, winner of the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award

White birds, black birds, and every shade of gray sky and green yearning—all are lit by Higgins’ flickering, searching, tested faith, to become signposts to the ineffable.
—Louisa Gilder, Author of Age of Entanglement

Local readers of Iambic Admonit are also invited to a reading:

Saturday, 7 June 2008
7:00 p.m.
The Master’s Academy of Fine Arts

258 Main Street, East Greenville, PA
for more information: 484.866.2147 or

Student composers will perform their musical settings of Mrs. Higgins’ verse, and an open mic will follow.

There will be an entrance fee of $3.00,
and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Sørina Higgins and her husband live in Allentown, PA, where she teaches courses in literature, writing, music, philosophy, Shakespeare, and The Inklings. Her writing has appeared in Stillpoint, Relief, Innisfree, Studio, Perspectives, Alive Now, Windhover, Bible & Spade, and idiom. She is the author of an entry on Charles Williams in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Christian Literature. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. This autumn, she will begin teaching English and Drama at Lehigh Valley Christian High School.


Rosie Perera said...

Yay! Congratulations! I ordered my copy, and a couple more as gifts.

This is the first time I've seen you spell your name Sørina. Is the slash in the "o" a new twist for you, or is that the spelling on your birth certificate? I like it, regardless. Makes you sound more Scandinavian. Makes my photo look like a Medieval Finnish castle or something.

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Iambic Admonit said...

Thanks, Rosie! And thank you for the beautiful photos; I don't actually know yet if this one (the castle) has been chosen for the cover....

The slashed O in my name is just an attempt to be artistic and exotic! If I were going for the Swedish heritage, it would be an o with an umlaut (the two dots above); I just think the slashed o, which is Danish, is nicer looking. I'm trying to get the publisher to print my name that way; we'll see!