Synopses & Reviews
"Think about sex," this book begins, then moves through the places into which our longings lead us. Here are confessions whispered over the phone in "Phone Sex," sins recounted to priests, "pretend confessions" told to a sister. Here are poems about a mother teaching a daughter to read, a girl trying to read her mother, a woman trying to read lovers, and marriage, and herself.
"A virtuoso conductor of the orchestra of the broken heart." Billy Collins
"A book of body and soul--the profane reading the sacred, the sacred scolding the profane." Eavan Boland
A collection of erotic or meditative poetic works considers the ways in which people suffer and experience change in the face of loss, in a volume that features pieces about a mother teaching a daughter to read, a woman trying to understand her lovers, and more. By the award-winning author of That Kind of Danger. Reprint.
Daring and witty, erotic and searching, these poems explore the ways we suffer and are changed by our losses.
About the Author
Donna Masini lives in New York City. Turning to Fiction was a finalist for the Patterson Prize.