The poems are part of a manuscript I'm currently working on, which is my attempt to project a mode of disclosure, even as the method of composition--which involves the liberal extraction and combination of passages from several intertexts--works against this seeming tonality. The poems contain passages from The Life of Saint Teresa of vila (1957) by herself, translated by J. M. Cohen.
Cayanan, M. (2019). Poems from 'I Look at My Body and See the Source of My Shame: Ecstasy Facsimile ('My favorite saint tells me I complain too often about my soul's shortcomings' and 'We own none of it'). Cordite Poetry Review. Melbourne, Cordite Publishing Inc.