Welcome to our first-ever virtual launch party! We are so excited to share readings from the Magic issue each weekend. Join us every Saturday and Sunday as we post videos of our contributors and 2020 Lit Award winners reading from their work.
For our second installment of Witness Weekends, we present to you Mary Lane Potter’s essay, “In Praise of the Disappearing Body.” Inspired by Augustine’s Confessions, Potter uses the heightened language of lyric-philosophy to explore the chasm between the vulnerable body and an unknowable, cosmically distant god. The lyric nature of this nonfiction contribution really resonated with our readers; one reader mentioned that the essay reads like a poem, ultimately leaving them with “a sense of oblivion, as well as oneness. I love it!” We hope you do, too.
As a special deal highlighting our contributors this month, we are offering 25% off our Magic Issue and Witness Memberships in our online shop when you type their name as a coupon code. $1 from every sale & tip jar donation this month with coupon codes will go to help first responders in the COVID-19 crisis. Add “MARY” to unlock savings today!
Author Bio: Mary Lane Potter is the author of the novel A Woman of Salt (Counterpoint 2001) and the story collection Strangers and Sojourners (Counterpoint 2004). Her essays have appeared in Feminist Studies in Religion, SIGNS,Women’s Studies Quarterly, Tiferet, Spiritus, SUFI Journal, Leaping Clear, Minerva Rising, and others. She’s currently completing a book of essays on the body/spirit tangle.