Ordinary Time by Sarah DeCorla-Souza
“Ordinary Time” is the time of the Catholic church’s liturgical calendar that is not part of the preparation for or the celebration of Christmas or Easter. These poems are meditations on finding the sacred in the everyday, in the ordinary work of marriage, parenting, jobs, and everything else that anchors adult life, often in the midst of social and political upheaval. As the poet Mary Oliver said, these poems invite the reader to “Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” Staple-bound chapbook. 40 pages.
Sarah DeCorla-Souza is a poet living in the Washington, D.C. metro area with her husband and four children, where she also works as a graphic designer. Her poetry has appeared in Pensive, Innisfree, Bourgeon, JMWW, Conte, Imitation Fruit, Epiphany, Visions International, Dappled Things, Angel Face, and Fairfax County Poetry Review. She is also an Associate Editor for Dappled Things magazine.