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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  128 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Lesbian erotic writing from tenderly seductive to outrageous, raw, stirring images, these are poems of astonishing intensity, vital and unforgettable. This is an amazing collection of erotic pleasures.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Press Gang Publishers
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Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite books of lesbian poetry.
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Omg most beautiful tender exquisite hot poetry ever
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Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feminist, lgbt, poetry
Fucking brilliant beautiful political dirty sexy tender vital and NECESSARY

I want to eat up every word this woman has ever written
Chris Lynch
Jan 25, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2009, poetry, sex
I've decided to always have at least one poetry book going, and I started with this collection of lesbian erotica, another Lifeline Bookfest discovery.

I found the book a very mixed bag. Chrystos is deeply concerned with authenticity of identity and feeling. When she nails her vulnerability or callousness towards lovers she's very good; when she misses, it comes across as horribly self-indulgent. I thought her longer prose poems, like 'Top Sadist in Town', were much stronger than the shorter ones
Oct 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
My first day on the net ... I didn't just dip my toe in ... I posted a few Chrystos lines from this book and received some mighty powerful responses. This collection is not just erotic poetry ... it is the butch/femme dance done with lust, grace, joy ... a pleasure to behold and even more of a pleasure to share. This book was my first gift to my new love and ahhhh, what a dance it inspired. Chrystos puts it out there blatantly -- let's us see and feel the arousal -- head held high as she twirls ...more
Samantha Syracuse
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Every page screams's love & lust, sadness & happiness. Chrystos holds nothing back. She is generous with detailed metaphors (and the less beat-around-the bush descriptions -- no pun intended) about her many, passionate experiences with other women. Some might argue that her details border on being crude, while others like myself appreciate the honesty and positive sense of identity Chrystos lets shine through her words.
Jul 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: homosensual, poetry
Poetry is not really my thang, but this is one of the first gifts my GF gave me when we started dating & there are definitely some major gems in here, such as The Red Dress (if I'm remembering the title correctly.)
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
I guess I just don't like erotic poetry. I like erotica enough but not so much poetry. The book was a quick read and if you like erotic poetry, this would be right up your alley.
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
meh... It's nothing special.
Jan 06, 2008 rated it liked it's ok to read with your partner in bed ... I wasn't overally impressed.
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Menominee poet Chrystos is a warrior, writer, and arrow in the throat of colonization. Publishing five volumes of poetry, Chrystos is an important voice in the world of literature showing that Native Peoples and Peoples of colour can write, they write well, and they can’t stop from being read and heard.

Chyrstos’ poetry is described by Gloria Anzaldua as, “Her words slide into our throats, feed the
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