Candice Louisa Daquin Reviews Composition of a Woman, Revised Edition by Christine E. Ray

Candice Louisa Daquin reviews “Composition Of A Woman” by Christine Elizabeth Ray

Brave & Reckless

My thanks to Candice Louisa Daquin for reading and reviewing the Revised Edition of Composition of a Woman

Some authors compel you to recommend their books to friends. Others you forget relatively quickly. For a book to enter the hallowed halls of a classic, almost never happens. Composition of a Woman is such a book.

In forty years’ time, I’ll be asking people to read this. I won’t pack this book when I move for fear of losing it, I’ll put it in my bag. It’s a collection that has more than staying power, it’s entered our collective consciousness and become one of the books you list alongside other classics and one day I guarantee this book will be listed among the very best poetry written. Though Ray may feel personally trapped by her physical constraints she is actually anything but, through the sheer will of her wordage. If she…

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