A young woman's candid and evocative poetic journey into the American landscape, and into herself. A tender, subtly insightful, and often humorous look into the sensuous world she knows and loves, and into her own body and spirit. These poems also deal with a more painful loving of relatives and friends.
"A lively collection of poems -- witty, serious, and imaginative." -- Publisher's Weekly
"This is a fresh poetry of body and blood...it is loaded with intriguing sparks." -- The Chicago Sun Times
"A strong new talent to be watched, a poetic voice to be heard." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"As well written as anything you'll find these days, informed with deep feeling about friendship, change, and blood knowledge." -- Los Angeles Times
Poet Peter Klappert says, "Freya Manfred has perfected a distinct, flesh-and-blood voice that puts her right there in the chair across from you -- funny, exuberant, tender, curious, rebuffed, angry, wounded and always disarmingly candid. I don't think I've felt the physical presence of a poet as clearly... We know the poems are serious because they are informed with humor: playful or dead-pan or just plain naked."
Ed. Peter Mayer, Overlook/Viking Press, NY, hardcover 1979, softcover 1985. 102 pgs