Poetry about Incest
By Marcella Bryant
"This difficult and beautiful collection of poetry is about the reconstruction
of a shattered life. Like holocaust victims, survivors of incest must
re-create the self from a world in which all aspects of civilization have
been devastated. 'Ancient Child' should be required reading in every high
school and university psychology or child development course."
Holly Hunt Kost, "Small Press Magazine"
"In 'Ancient Child,' we see the victim finally confronting, expressing
and working through the horror of her childhood. She flinches from none
of it and with her courage to speak out in the form of the powerful, simple,
but inescapable poems, she speaks for all such victims who have no voices
of their own. It takes an act of courage to read this book; not to shrink
from its descriptions and flee from the truth she thrusts in our faces.
None of this is for the faint of heart, but all of it is written in such
a way as to keep dignity intact with the poet's imposition of the control
of art over the unspeakable."
Laurel Speer, "Z Miscellaneous"
ISBN: 0-911051-47-3, 72 pgs., $14.95,