On one hand, we all know the body with absolute intimacy; on the other, our perceptions and values vary astonishingly. Then there’s the ancient drama of fulfilling bodily needs and urges, with the concomitant struggle in how we think and feel about such things. It’s this fascination that led me to write these poems.
, T. M. Dear Beast Loveliness: Poems of the Body. BlazeVOX, 2013.