About Outskirts of the Woods
Outskirts of the Woods : Poems, Plays, Essays, & a Biography
Have your paradigms ever shifted? This collection illustrates the changes of a spiritual seeker: Vedantic to Christian, Pro-Choice to Pro-Life, and Bohemian to Settled.
BERTHA’S BUTTER CLUB, a one-act comedy, jabs at every person who thinks they have the formula to make others lose weight. DYSLEXIC chronicles my many and long attempts to seek a cure. Other essays compare convicted murderers Susan Atkins and Karla Faye Tucker, and uncover the tragic deaths of two abortive women.
Also included is an essay based on a Caroline Gordon short story, my creative writing mentor at the University of Dallas. OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES: This one-act has a 13 year old pro-life debater who greatly loves her dad who performs abortions. The play is followed by DAUGHTER OF INDIA, a biography of my aunt, Sanskrit scholar Camille Svensson. At last comes poetry. One poem can hold a whole universe – finding love, losing love, reaching for God but touching a dark hole and discovering the true God.
This book covers forty years of love, disillusionment, and then finding love again.
Buy the book, and follow the author on social media:
Learn more about the writer. Visit the Author’s Website.
Buy the Book On Amazon.
Like the Authors Facebook Fan Page.
Catherine Murray teaches at a community college in Texas. She studied creative writing under Caroline Gordon at the University of Dallas. She holds a Ph.D from Texas Woman’s University.