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I thought that Erica Jong had a wonderful command of sound in this book. Every poem was elegant, flowing, and beautifully crafted. Why the two star rating then? Because I had serious issues with some of the content. I thought she used the "f-bomb" and the "c-word" with far too high a frequency. I don't need to see either one even once in a book, much less both, over and over. I was also very uncomfortable with the entire middle section, "In the Penile Colony", which contained overtly sexual poem ...more
Erica Jong's brilliant book of poems was a life-raft for me during a very dark time. Her words are so beautiful, I wanted to BE them. I wanted to live inside the pages of this book and soak it in. Beautiful. Strong. Empowering. Understanding. This is a book that has my heart.
May 10, 2008 Christopher rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People that know nothing of incredibly average "feminist" poetry.
Recommended to Christopher by: Nobody.
Loveroot is not so great. Again, if had more control over the rating system, I'd go with something more like 2.6. This book works about half of the time.
Erica Jong—novelist, poet, and essayist—has consistently used her craft to help provide women with a powerful and rational voice in forging a feminist consciousness. She has published 21 books, including eight novels, six volumes of poetry, six books of non-fiction and numerous articles in magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, the Sunday Times of London, Elle, Vogue, and the New Yor ...moreMore about Erica Jong...