Heaven to Me (Paperback)
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These poems are lush, melodious, striking. Abe Louise Young isn't afraid to be brash, to be soft, to be big, to be the one to tell the queer kids to keep living. This is a potent and necessary collection.
- Amy King, author of The Missing Museum (Tarpulin Sky Book Prize) and I Want to Make You Safe These poems by wise, wonderful Abe Louise Young really are heaven to me. As sensual as she is intellectual as she is gigantically celebratory as she is wary, funny, human, playful: Young allows none of these qualities to be sacrificed for the sake of any other. You'll want to let these poems close, so close you feel on your face their "heavy / secret breathing."
- Carrie Fountain, author of Burn Lake (National Poetry Series) and Instant Winner The poems in Heaven to Me find paradise in women's bodies. Equally, they direct our delight to the body of each poem, to iambs and ampersands. Abe Louise Young's voice is playful and reverent, and these poems of love and loss reward readers like the kiss of a priestess.
- Lisa L. Moore, Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, and author of Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes