Winner of the 1976 Yale Series of Younger Poets
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This is a book of letting go, of wild avowals, unabashed eroticism; at the same time it is a work of integral imagination, steeped in the light of Greek myth that is part of the poet’s heritage and imbued with an intuitive sense of dramatic conflicts and resolutions, high style, and musical form.
In “Blues / for J. C.” Olga Broumas writes:
Letting go, woman, is not as easy as pride
to civilization would
have us think. Loveletters crowding against the will:
The esplanade of your belly, I said,that
shallow and gleaming spoon. You
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