The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure
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  • Author: Wendy Maltz
  • Product Code: 1445X
  • ISBN: 978-1-57731-445-5
  • Pages: 240
  • Paperback
  • Size: 5.00 x 7.25


This new collection from the editor of Passionate Hearts: The Poetry of Sexual Love and author of The Sexual Healing Journey includes 121 poems by such poets as Rumi, Marge Piercy, Emily Dickinson, Nikki Giovanni, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Octavio Paz, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Therapist and marriage counselor Wendy Maltz turns up the heat while celebrating healthy sexuality in this collection of poems that dispel the negative cultural message that what feels good must be bad. Maltz's anthologies are designed to inspire couples toward a deeper physical intimacy and to show that the sexual impulse can be aroused by conveying personal experience through great writing.


"I am grateful beyond expression for Wendy Maltz's achievement. It gives me hope by calling on one of the more significant gifts of sexuality — the sensuous pleasure of well-selected, well-mated words."
— from the foreword by Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Soul of Sex

"I have bookmarked half the poems in this book! There is a poem for every mood, every sensibility. These poets help you ponder your own feelings about sexuality and relationships and read deeper and more truthfully into how you feel about what you have, and haven't, experienced. Reading this book was a total pleasure."
— Dr. Pepper Schwartz, author of The Great Sex Weekend