20 September 2017

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My Scarlet Ways

2012

Author Tanya Larkin

Soft Cover, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2", 80 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9833686-3-2

A stunning new voice of erotic devastation. Winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize selected by Denise Duhamel.

The poems in My Scarlet Ways are, most often, attempts at self-destruction by any means necessary—love, sex, language, God, and ultimately, fantasies of motherhood.

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The poems in My Scarlet Ways are, most often, attempts at self-destruction by any means necessary—love, sex, language, God, and ultimately, fantasies of motherhood. With piercing passion and linguistic precision, Tanya Larkin, pursues and retreats from her reader like a poetic Mata Hari, drawing us closer, if only to entice and strike us again in poem after poem. As judge, Denise Duhamel writes, “Larkin is a poet of intelligence and intuition, of wily and wicked wisdom.”My Scarlet Ways is a new and unique addition to American poetry.

Reviews

Her preoccupations in language about God, urges and forces, and about the demands of language of the thinking and feeling writer, are important and should be waded through and understood. Read this book!

- Sean Singer The Rumpus