Facing Altars: Poetry and Prayer

Mary Karr - hardscrabble, smart-mouthed, hell-raising Texas poet, song writer, and memoirist, Liar's Club, Cherry, and Lit - gave up alcohol for Jesus.  Karr describes something about this unlikely conversion in this essay for Poetry Magazine - Facing Altars: Poetry and Prayer.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/article/175809