Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Caduceus” as Want to Read:
Caduceus
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Caduceus

by
4.70  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paperback, 99 pages
Published February 22nd 2013 by Wordtech Communications (first published February 1st 2012)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Caduceus, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Caduceus

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-20
Average rating 4.70  · 
Rating details
 ·  10 ratings  ·  6 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Caduceus
John Thieme
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I came upon a review of this collection that described Higgins' poems as "gorgeously kilned" and wholeheartedly agree--these are beautifully and cleverly crafted, profoundly insightful, and rich in imagery. Higgins explores some of the deepest epistemological questions about the nature and essence of art, of beauty, of Christian faith, and love at the edge of heartbreak--in her words:

...shaken with the kind of weeping
that is as red as the inside of a broken body,
gold as threads of l/>
...shaken
...more
Brenton
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This remains, on rereading, one of my favourite books of contemporary poetry. It is lamentably short, but there is a strong sophistication to the imagery--elevated, yet rooted very much in embodied life.
John Caperella
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very entertaining and insightful book of poems. Will read it again and again. Favorites include “Psyche's Sunlight” (great use of Cupid's garden as entering in relationship/falling in love), “Electrical Work” (a fun little poem that address a fact that all must face: the hard sciences can say what is, but not why; they cannot tell us the meaning of it), “Crough Patrick” (an epic quest story/poem that makes my Irish-American heart bleed), “Mordred Makes Confession” (very sinister and true to the ...more
Richard Berrigan
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Higgins produces a scholar's delight in "Caduceus". Using art to contemplate and explore art, as well as larger questions of Christianity, Higgins dons several disguises as a way of revealing the multifaceted elements of the Christian artist, and she structures her book in such a way as to replicate these facets (the skeptic, the lover, the believer, the Roman, etc.) As she notes in "Carmen Rehearses Her Monologue"

Don't mistake the dancer for the dance:
do not confuse the singer
...more
J.Aleksandr Wootton
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
These poems alternate between contemplations of human arts, by means of which the poet seeks an understanding of the possible Art which is Reality/Existence and its sublimate Artist, and more direct writings on Christianity (these latter kind very nearly dropped my rating to three stars).

By turns brilliant and over-ambitious, Caduceus is a fine collection and I look forward to Higgins' next.

Here, here: put on my sweater, lest I freeze.
BeckyT
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-2015
This collection of poems offers a gorgeous, condensed version of the best conversations with Sorina Higgins: The intensity and depth of her questions, her powerful love of language, and her flexibility as she considers a question from wide-ranging vantage points. This is a collection to return to with joy again and again.
Nadine
rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2013
Sørina
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: poetry
Joe
rated it liked it
Dec 27, 2015
Matt Crotts
rated it it was amazing
Sep 09, 2013
Michael
marked it as to-read
Oct 21, 2012
T.
marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2012
Alice Degan
marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2014
Mona
marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2014
Jacob
marked it as to-read
Oct 06, 2016
Mohamad
marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2017
Sara
marked it as to-read
Jan 07, 2019
Timothy Braun
marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2019
McPhaul M.
marked it as to-read
May 04, 2019
Laura
marked it as to-read
Sep 11, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
92 followers
Sørina Higgins a Ph.D. candidate, Teacher of Record, and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University, as well as a faculty member at Signum University. Her interests include British Modernism, the works of the Inklings, Arthuriana, and magic. Sørina earned her M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English, where she wrote about Sehnsucht in the works of C. S. Lewis.

Her late
...more
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »