'You are embraced this instant,' says Julia Kasdorf in one of these poems, and in another, 'hanging on . . . is our only home.' Such plainspoken gestures reveal not only the robust particularity of her imagination, but also its sexual nerve and essentially affirmative nature. Crosshatched by body, spirit, and the relation between them; animated by bright instinctive exchanges between carnal and religious zones of experience; driven by an honest, explicitly female consciousness of what 'animal' and 'soul' might mean, the poems in Eve's Striptease keep pace with a considered life in its search for some consoling 'homeliness' in the world."--Eamon Grennan
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This is fairly straight-forward narrative poetry, but beautifully written. Some of the poems are admittedly too far toward prose for my taste, but then, there are some poems here that totally blew me away, to the extent that I found myself sitting and reading them over...and over....and over. I may not come back to this volume as a whole, but I'm glad to have visited with it...and there are some poems here which I will return to repeatedly. For anyone who enjoys beautiful language, narrative poetry, or writing regarding womanhood, I'd recommend this volume highly.