Numbered like the Psalms, by Catharine Phillips
It has been my pleasure and privilege to call Catharine Phillips my friend and colleague for more than three decades. A worthy successor to Emily Dickinson, whose wit, brevity, and advice to “Tell all the truth but tell it slant” Catharine brings to our own time in poems graced by her keen eye and fresh perspectives on life.
Sam Portaro, author, Brightest & Best, Crossing the Jordan, Sheer Christianity, and others
Catharine Phillips’ poems have long been important in my life. They’re honest, loving, raw, true, caring, and hopeful. I’m delighted that some of them are being published in this chapbook and I commend them to you.
-J.Brent Bill, author, Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love, Sacred Compass. Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker. and others
Catharine’s poetry has saved me on more than one occasion. Saved me from missing my life, really. In One Response to a Pandemic, she writes, “…loving that one thing which no one else may even notice.” In these pages, it’s like she’s noticing existence on our behalf, bowing down before it, and inviting us to take a knee with her. I, for one, accept the invitation.”
-Kelly Flanagan, author, Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life and True Companions: A Book for Everyone About the Relationships That See Us Through