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"If this is the book of the body, its lineaments are those of not only erotic but spiritual desire. Here friends and lovers, mothers and children, intermingle as in the morning light and shadow of a forgotten room, and the source of that light is Hilberry's very distinctive lyric voice, constantly surprising us with its subdued wit and deep understanding of what it means t ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Red Hen Press
(first published March 1st 2005)
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BODY PAINTING by Jane Hilberry is an exquisite celebration of women. Women as lovers of women as well as men. As daughters and sisters and mothers and aunts. Hilberry writes of writing poems no one will like. Of never having to equate "seduce" with "success." She writes of women's work, of pumpkins and Muslim women driving cars. She places a morsel of wonder in every poem.