Perfectbound Paperback, ISBN: 0-9740868-9-4, 72 pgs., $20.00
In these poems, Connie Fox explores the ancient theology/philosophy of the Great Goddess world-view where the Earth itself is literally the Earth Mother and everything is dominated by a sense of female sexuality/fertility. The Dream of the Black Topaz Chamber, Oma, and Nachthymnen highlight this primordial femininity with lush imagery and rich language. 10 170 and Babicka link the past with the present and provide a glimpse into Connie’s experiences, sensuality and awareness of the life-death cycle. This increased awareness of death and aloneness permeates the imagery in Our Lady Of Laussel and Entre Nous. Fox identifies and identifies with the history/ anthropology/ philosophy of female sexuality and portrays it with courage, sensitivity, and intelligence. This poetry is a kind of Jungian-Freudian Id-history of Connie’s life and relationships from childhood to adulthood.
“If Walt Whitman had been a woman, all of nature would have been reconfigured to a different time zone and place. And it’s Whitman who this free verse of gorgeous and engorging poetry reminds me of most. I love this book.” -Lo Galluccio in The Cambridge Alewife
“ …the writing is a hypnotic confessional flow filled with wise, true psychobabble and real-life folks…Connie Fox is like an old woman rattling and knitting, only she uses guts instead of yarn.” -Ken Sutherland in Mockreviewsz