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Satin Cash

Satin Cash Lisa Russ Spaar

In the wake of Blue Venus, called "a virtuoso book" by the Los Angeles Times Book Review, comes this ravishing volume of bodily, even carnal prayers, that quiver with the ecstasy and anguish of longing. Lisa Russ Spaar has long produced poems that emit a palpable, devotional Eros, but Satin Cash is a raw, more elemental invocation of human yearning—a startling song of worship and fetish.

Praise for the Book:
"Spaar has created an entrancing world of lush language and passionate imaginings, where a womb is a “chivalric piñata,/ quixotic hourglass,” and a turtle appears “emerging from its stone/ velvet, vulnerable,” poems as beautiful and fragile as the creatures and gardens they contain."—Publishers Weekly

"In Satin Cash, Lisa Russ Spaar shows herself to be what she has always been, a love poet, a poet of love.  These poems with their lush and layered music exfoliate like depth charges.  This is a book to read again and again."—Mark Jarman, author of Epistles

About the Author:
Lisa Russ Spaar is Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She is the author of four collections of poetry and the editor of two anthologies, most recently All that Mighty Heart: London Poems. She lives in Charlottesville.

Also available from Persea by Lisa Russ Spaar:
Vanitas, Rough
Blue Venus

Original Trade Paperback / $14.00 (Can. $15.50) / ISBN 978-0-89255-343-3 / 80 pages / Poetry

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