Synopses & Reviews
In this first collection of poems, Rita Gabis explores the erotic against a backdrop of the natural landscape, and the wilder inner landscape of the human heart. Sensual, intimate, probing, these poems are concerned with kinship; the quest for self-knowledge and the elemental desire to connect with the world outside of the self. The Wild Field powerfully examines and redefines female sexuality, as the poems consider themes of family, spirituality, conflict and renewal. With a delicate lyricism and an unrelenting boldness the poems celebrate the commonplace details of a physical life.