Mad Quick Hand of the Seashore

Cover photo for Mad Quick Hand of the Seashore: Love Poems, by Frances Donovan

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Praise for Mad Quick Hand of the Seashore:

Named a finalist in the 31st annual Lambda Literary Awards for bisexual poetry.

“a charged portrait of a woman of erotic complexity … poems that widen from the personal to encompass myth … It’s sumptuous to plunge into these poems, most of which occur at the shore.” – Grey Held, author of Two Star General and Spilled Milk

“The border-world of Frances Donovan’s chapbook is sensually extravagant, lush with detail. Every seashore, highway, and body has its own messages to impart …  these poems are floral and gritty, Hellenistic and mundane, in unlikely but appealing proportions.” – Lesley Wheeler, author of Radioland

“… as wise and lyrical as it is sexy … set aside a spacious afternoon hour to savor this book. ” – Wandajune Bishop