These poems plunge us into the essence of female experience in a manner that is bold, intimate, and honest. The poet risks exposure by bringing to light issues of sexual shame and bliss, so that what has long been buried can be brought to light and healed, whether it be painful childhood lessons, the adolescent quest for identity and meaning, or the awakenings that marriage and motherhood inspire. Readers will be drawn to these pages filled with vivid imagery and surprising, humorous stories. Everything is given with open arms and unflinching candor. These unique and memorable poems remind us that human weakness and vulnerability are often wise and generous teachers.