Pleased to See Me: 69 Very Sexy Poems

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The poems in this spicy collection are boldly playful and seriously sensual treatments of everything you wanted to know about sex but never thought to find in a poem. Pleased to See Me is a sassy and unashamedly saucy celebration of fleshly pleasures by our finest contemporary poets. As editor Neil Astley points out, "These are very sexy poems not just because they are about sex, but because their luscious language is handled with wit and sureness of touch. This is the first book to show how the way poets write ...
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Overview

The poems in this spicy collection are boldly playful and seriously sensual treatments of everything you wanted to know about sex but never thought to find in a poem. Pleased to See Me is a sassy and unashamedly saucy celebration of fleshly pleasures by our finest contemporary poets. As editor Neil Astley points out, "These are very sexy poems not just because they are about sex, but because their luscious language is handled with wit and sureness of touch. This is the first book to show how the way poets write about sex has changed dramatically. As in so much else, the boundaries have shifted. Sex in modern poetry is treated freely and frankly, with passion, tenderness, and a great sense of fun. Expect surprises and reversals as well as creepiness and unease, coupled with in-your-face exuberance." These are spicy X-rated valentines for reading in bed. They cover and uncover everything we like doing with our bodies, both women and men. Is your favorite sexy poem here? Among the poets included are Sharon Olds, Anne Sexton, Charles Simic, Thom Gunn, Billy Collins, Stephen Dobyns, Tess Gallagher, Maxine Chernoff, and Galway Kinnell.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852246143
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books
  • Publication date: 2/14/2003
  • Edition description: 2002 First Edition
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.88 (w) x 6.52 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreplay 9
First Sex 11
The Heavy-Petting Zoo 12
The Bathing Girls 13
The Little Black Book 14
Early Images of Heaven 16
Balls 17
My Black Triangle 18
from The Roses 19
Breasts 20
Arsehole 22
'She being Brand' 23
Oi Yoi Yoi 25
Rite of Spring 26
The Silken Tent 27
Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes 28
Your One Good Dress 30
This Blueness Not All Blue 31
Oppenheimer's Cup and Saucer 32
First Move 33
Jumping 34
The Fish 36
Confessions of an Orgasm 37
Roughhousing 38
Bitch Swimming 39
Muse 40
Behind Which There Is an Expanse Past the World 41
'I like my body when it is with your' 42
Sexual Couplets 43
Pentecost 44
The Ecstasy of St. Saviour's Avenue 45
The Girl Upstairs 46
Rhetorical Questions 47
True Love 48
One Night When We Paused Half-way 49
It Arrives Suddenly and Carries Us Off As Usual 49
Ecstasy 51
Crazy about Her Shrimp 52
White Asparagus 53
Fucking 54
Voyeur 55
Gloire de Dijon 56
Lovers 57
Last Night 58
Near Silk Farm Road 59
First, I want to make you come in my hand 60
O, it is godlike to sit selfpossessed 61
Last Gods 62
Featherlite 64
Spilt Milk 65
The Feckless Gypsy 66
Magnificat 68
Song for a Lady 69
Girlfriends 70
The Hug 71
Past Lives 72
Warming Her Pearls 73
Troilism 74
Singing to Tony Bennett's Cock 74
Lovesong to Captain James T. Kirk 76
Making Love to Marilyn Monroe 78
Kinky 80
Madmen 81
Toilet 82
Dear Virginia Ironside 83
He Told Her He Loved Her 84
The Blindfold 86
Like the Blowing of Birds' Eggs 87
Dear Heart, 88
Buggery 89
from Missing 90
Acknowledgements 92
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