Pearson, Pen Books

Pen Pearson is an Associate Professor of English at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where she teaches creative writing, literature, and composition. She obtained her Ph.D. in English from the University of South Dakota.

Poetry as Liturgy: Presenting Poems in a Sacramental Sequence
2010 0-7734-3592-1
This collection of poetry follows the order of a Lutheran worship service. Individual poems function as mock liturgy and the speakers or addressees as fictitious congregants. Because the poems replicate select voices of a congregation, they are informed by experiments in diverse voices and forms, including parody and homage, sonnet and villanelle, dramatic monologue, lyric, and narrative.