blackbirdonline journalSpring 2019  Vol. 18 No. 1
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Heart Relics, Lost Virgins, and Diving Boys: Expeditons into Devotion
captured October 03, 2018

On October 3, 2018, Sonja Livingston presented her research for a forthcoming essay collection entitled The Heart is a First-Class Relic as part of Virginia Commonwealth University’s English Faculty Forum. Livingston is the author of four essay collections. Her most recent essay collection, The Virgin of Prince Street (University of Nebraska Press, 2019), explores rapidly shifting Roman Catholic tradition while interrogating personal and cultural conceptions of devotion. Her first collection, Ghostbread (University of Georgia Press, 2009), won an AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction and has been adopted by classrooms and reading groups around the nation.  

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