The question at the heart of Epiphanies is: What does it mean to be human when the definition of human is in flux? For example, in Pavane for a Dead Rover, Housley explores whether it is possible to grieve for a robot. In Psalm for a New Human Species, she asks what such a discovery would mean to a person’s sense of self-worth. She, then, turns to Leonardo da Vinci who lived a life of epiphany. If things were right side up, he turned them upside down, intentionally disorienting himself to gain understanding.
“Poet Kathleen Housley deftly navigates the confluence of science, art and theology, helping the reader see each of those defining streams of our humanity as emerging from the single source of the Creator. But in so doing, she is just as often pointing out how each jostles and intrudes on the others as she is describing their flow towards unification in a new creation.” Mark Sprinkle, Bio Logos (online)