a tenderly woven collection of essays
an entertaining and emotionally resonant book
But my favorite line calls out the writing itself:
the language [is] lyrical, possessing a poet’s cleverness of rhythm.
Some years ago I had a group of friends who met once a month or so to read poetry to one another—Mary Oliver or Robert Hass or Billy Collins or Jane Kenyon. For a while our anthem was Kim Addonizio’s “What Do Women Want?” We took turns reading it aloud and in our mind’s eye