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Passionate Hearts: The Poetry of Sexual Loveby Wendy Maltz
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With works from both established poets and new talents alike, this collection of intimate emotionally explicit, yet accessible poetry, is for lovers of all ages and persuations. Includes works by Molly Peacock, Sharon Olds, Gary Soto, e e cummings, Marge Piercy, Raymond Carver, Galway Kinnell, Pablo Neruda andTess Gallagher.
Compiled by renowned sex therapist and author Wendy Maltz, Passionate Hearts is a remarkable anthology of intimate, emotionally explicit, yet accessible poetry, representing new voices as well as the most revered contemporary poets. Culled from classic works of poetry, unpublished work solicited especially for the book, and poetry and erotica journals, these poems celebrate sexual connection and expression. Contributors include Sharon Olds, Gary Soto, E. E. cummings, Marge Piercy, Raymond Carver, Galway Kinnell, Pablo Neruda, and Tess Gallagher.
In her search for positive, healthy sexual images to help her in educating couples, renowned therapist and author Wendy Maltz sought out "poems that inspire and celebrate healthy sexual intimacy; poems in which heart connection was at the core of the sexual experience". The result is a remarkable anthology of intimate, sensually explicit poems, representing new voices as well as more revered contemporary poets.
In a search for healthy sexual images for her practice, sex therapist Wendy Maltz sought out poems in which heart connection was at the core of the sexual experience. The result is this intimate, explicit, yet accessible collection, which includes works of e. e. cummings, Marge Piercy, and Raymond Carver.
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