Calling the Creatures

Called home, called to love, called to grieve, called to live—calling takes many forms in this stunning collection by Gunilla Norris, whose clarity of voice calls us to a deep listening. Hers is a voice by turns spare, elegant, raw, contemplative, and unfailingly honest. Hers are poems that know we are most urgently called to be human and to live our humanity fully. These are poems that ask questions, that explore both our creaturely and contemplative natures, finding them rooted so closely together that the poet herself at times emerges “sheer and stunning, like a prayer.”

Margaret Gibson
Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut