I first read this collection of poems in 1993 when I was an undergraduate taking a women's studies class. Rich explores the layers of gender and relationships beautifully and hauntingly in poems like "Trying to Talk with a Man," "Translations," "Song," and "Incipience." Returning to this collection sixteen years later was a wonderful experience. I felt I was connecting to the young woman I was in 1993, but also relating to the poems differently at this point in my life.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3535.I233 D58 1973
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Stacy Russo, Chair of Public Services, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended