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Jul 26, 2007 Aberjhani rated it 5 of 5 stars
daniell started out as a poet who wrote lyrical verse on nature with such titles as "green frogs" and "black animals." between those innocent lyrical beginnings, which served largely to hone daniell's mastery of her craft, and her volumes of noteworthy fiction and nonfiction, a sexual tour of the deep south stands as a singular explosive event in the corpus of her work. [return][return]crackling with the energies of self-liberation via a sudden focused expansion of consciousness, it is a uniquel ...more
These poems were the cutting edge of feminist literature when they were published. They are liberating, not just for the author but to all who read them. They stand today as a beacon of empowerment for women and should be a must-read for any aspiring female poet. I have read it three times.
Rosemary Daniell's new book, Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women's Lives, was published by Henry Holt and Company in May, 2006. Its prequel, The Woman Who Spilled Words All Over Herself: Writing and Living the Zona Rosa Way, was published by Faber & Faber, in 1997. Her revolutionary memoir, Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex and Suicide in the Deep South (Holt, Rine ...moreMore about Rosemary Daniell...