Sinners Welcome: Poems by Mary Karr
Reviewed by Judith Kitchen
Washington Post Book World
"If you appreciated the irreverent voice of Mary Karr's The Liars' Club, you can find it again in 'Facing Altars: Poetry and Prayer,' the afterword to her fourth book of poems, Sinners Welcome. Chronicling a move from 'undiluted agnosticism' to tempered Catholicism, Karr begins, 'To confess my unlikely Catholicism in Poetry ? the journal that first published some of the godless twentieth-century disillusionaries of J. Alfred Prufrock and his pals ? feels like an act of perversion kinkier than any dildo-wielding dominatrix could manage on HBO's "Real Sex Extra." ' But poetry, with its..." Read the entire Washington Post Book World Review.