The Woman Who Has Eaten the Moon

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Collection of poems which examines the lives of Frida Kahlo and Federico García Lorca.

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Federico García Lorca and Frida Kahlo live again in this startling collection of poems which explore the sexual and spiritual mysteries that are a part of each of us. Few have the ability to write about these subjects with the stark subtlety of Lucinda Grey.

The second section of this book is taken from Grey's award-winning chapbook "Ribbon Around a Bomb," poems in the persona of Frida Kahlo.

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Lucinda Grey understands our desires too well. A sensualist, she moves from Federico García Lorca to Frida Kahlo and then to the poet's own life with astonishing aplomb, resplendent in her lyricism, offhand in her wisdom. Reading these fierce poems, one can only want to be changed with the poet, "into the fabulous beasts/we were meant to be." That such a writer knows so much about love's labors and losses proves unnerving---and thrilling!
--- Alan Michael Parker

Some poetry takes place far from the poet's body. Not Lucinda Grey's. Hers is a poetry of breasts, womb, thighs, and how they can live like small animals or flowers. Some poets rely on intellect for their effects, but Grey's poetry is flamenco, the stuff of small dark bars in which a slightly seedy dancer stamps out to gypsy guitar, the twinned rhythms of love and lament. Sit down. Order yourself a glass of jerez. Open this book.
--- Lola Haskins

These poems of physical love, artistic ecstasy, and loss are passionate, lyrical, and full of mysteries in which the heart is "that determined mussel / spinning luster from abrasion." Traveling the world, Grey explores landscape as sexual as well as spiritual, culture as artistic struggle as well as political exertion, all of it part of a tapestry of desire. In France, in Spain, in Mexico, and in her own heart, Grey discovers longing as definition. The second section's poems in the voice of Frida Kahlo is nothing short of stunning.
--- Betty Adcock

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