Sleeping with the Moon

by Colleen J. McElroy

Part of the Illinois Poetry Series Series

Sleeping with the Moon Synopsis

Colleen J. McElroy's poetry shoots for the moon, and takes it in, too, in one way after another. The collection\u2019s award-winning poems animate women\u2019s experiences of sex, shopping, and dancing, while offering telling insight into the struggles and silver lining of lust, love, illness, and aging. Rich with vivid imagery and candid storytelling, Sleeping with the Moon takes readers on moonlit adventures under the night sky, through the barroom\u2019s smoky haze, and under the covers. ...Beware: such delicatesights have driven more than one woman to despairinstead she watched him breathe-- relishingfor a moment that secret space where nightgrows soft and the moon\u2019s detumescence forgives--and where if this jeweled light holds they mightstrip themselves of years if only for one night --from \u201cIn Praise of Older Women\u201d

Sleeping with the Moon Press Reviews

She will happily give the MFAs a headache with her unfashionably clear statements and heartbroken admissions and the bold planting, in almost every poem, of the moon, which she annexes to her purposes, only sometimes romantic. --PoetryFoundation.org

Book Information

ISBN: 9780252074769
Publication date: 2nd July 2007
Author: Colleen J. McElroy
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 136 pages
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Colleen J. McElroy

Colleen J. McElroy is a professor emeritus of English and creative writing at the University of Washington, Seattle, and the author of several poetry collections, including Traveling Music.

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