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The Pussy Poems!
A wonderful gift for your teen/young adult daughter or son, the revolutionary feminist in your life, your favorite fan of radical poetry, or yourself.
“I received this beautiful personally signed piece of work from Lasára Allen in the mail yesterday. I can’t wait to take it to work with me tonight and just marinate in it. Her words are profoundly beautiful and deeply needed in this time.
If you aren’t familiar with Lasara or her work I encourage you to pay her a visit. Thanks Lasara for being who you are and for sharing yourself with others. Much love girlfriend. Keep up the good fight. ♥”
– Emily MacDonald, social worker, PA
REVIEW: An Affirmation in Verse, November 30, 2012
by Tom Williams
“The Pussy Poems” could as easily be called “The Pussy Manifesto.” It is a bold affirmation of mystery, pain, beauty, pleasure and love–and all the emotions associated with the wondrous essence of female. Allen embraces them all and declares them as hers–the attitudes that women, as well as men who would approach the mystery have toward the Sacred Flower. It is perhaps revealing that Allen uses the word “cunt” far more frequently than “pussy” and the even less often “cooch.” It is an act of reclaiming since “cunt” is often used derogatorily and Allen takes it into the realm of affirmation.
And that affirmation is executed in rich language and imagery that draws the reader into the multi-faceted experience and depths of insight that a pussy presents, which includes a connection to the heart. To a male reader, it evokes chagrin for mistakes and longing memories of delight. And it also has a political aspect, again of affirmation and defiance. It should be read from the steps of every capitol.
– Tom Williams
Lasára Allen adds her rich, resonant, beautifully first-person voice to a subject that one wishes were no longer even a matter for question, but is. You’ll find no sermon here, no caustic stare, only a breathless chance to join in her ecstatic dance. Get it for yourself; give it to your sons.
– Sierra Volk
“I just got a copy of The Pussy Poems. I love it! It absolutely made my day.”
– KT, Occupy Sacramento, CA