Poems from Miracles of Sainted Earth previously appeared in Fall 2001 Miracles of Sainted Earth is also featured, with a large selection of poems, at NMCulturenet
Victoria Edwards Tester speaks as a woman who knows what it feels like to be censored and who defiantly resists self-censorship. Tester's poems listen to the past and to creatures, land, and ghosts who most people can't hear at all.
Praise for Miracles of Sainted Earth:
“A great joy radiates from Miracles of Sainted Earth, Victoria Edwards Tester's startling debut volume. I felt lifted up and transported by this book of animal and ancestral spirits, of holy inner and outer landscapes, of our mysterious earth, sacred territory of the human soul.”
Victoria Edwards Tester is the winner of the Academy of American Poets Brazos Bookstore Prize and the Donald Barthelme Memorial Fellowship for Poetry. She lives near Silver City, New Mexico. Miracles of Sainted Earth in the first in the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series published by the University of New Mexico Press. Victoria Edwards Tester's poetry is rooted in New Mexico history, but transcends regional boundaries through an attentive intermingling of imagination and intuition.