Madeline DeFrees

Madeline DeFrees spent 38 years as a nun with the Catholic Congregation of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. She entered the community after high school and later requested release because, in her words, “religious life and poetry both demand an absolute commitment.” She published two chapbooks and eight full-length poetry collections, including Spectral Waves and Blue Dusk with Copper Canyon Press. DeFrees passed away on November 11, 2015.

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