A new angle on the world’s beloved Saint Francis of Assisi: a story told in the form of linked poems about the amazing life of “Francesco” who went from wealthy man-about-town to warrior to family rebel to great spiritual leader. This change had much to do with Francis’s dramatic break with his father, Pietro.
Marcy Heidish, seasoned historical novelist and poet, has used Pietro’s point-of-view for a different look at Francis’s life. Original and lyrical, by turns moving and amusing, Heidish’s story-poems sing of a unique Saint — and of us, reaching for renewal and hope.
Marcy Heidish is an award-winning author of twenty books: fiction and non-fiction and poetry. She is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and other awards. Her novel about Harriet Tubman, A Woman Called Moses, was made into a TV movie starring Cicely Tyson. She has lived in Colorado and Washington, D.C.
Ms. Heidish holds a B.A. With Honors from Vassar College and an M.A. With Distinction from the American University. She has taught at Georgetown, Fordham, George Washington, and Howard Universities.
Praise for the poetty of Marcy Heidish: Kirkus Reviews featured Where Do Things Go? as “Poems full of linguistic delights and keen emotion;” and A Misplaced Woman as “A collection that beautifully finds the holy in the eccentric, the homeless, and the disregarded.”