SEVEN HUNDRED KISSES: A Yellow Silk Book of Erotic Writing

Ingram says, “A treasury of sophisticated literary eroticism features prose and poetry by Tobias Wolf, Jane Smiley, Carlos Fuentes, Walter Mosley, Dorothy Allison, Carol Maso, and other notable writers. Original.”

Relying on no outdated stereotypes, Seven Hundred Kisses reflects the true meaning of Eros — the drawing together of separate individuals through need, attraction, affection, desire, and love — and explores this universal subject through new stories and poems that will capture the interest and imagination of any reader: male or female, gay or straight. A masterwork of erotic literature, Seven Hundred Kisses is at once intelligent and sensual, joyful and hilarious — an embodiment of passion itself.

Also featuring Jane Hirshfield, Galway Kinnell, Dorianne Laux, Timothy Liu, Mary Mackey, D. Nurkse, Sharon Olds, Robert Wrigley, and many more.

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PILLOW: Exploring the Heart of Eros — A Yellow Silk Book

Poems, excerpts, quotes, and exercises for two to remind intimates how to be intimate. Featuring “Strip Stargazing,” and practices on being various animals, Pillow also includes work from writers as varied as Stephen Dunn, Susan Griffin, Robert Hass, Stephen Levine, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Terry Tempest Williams, and many others.

you ask me about blessings
i tell you about what our bed whispered to me
in the middle of the night

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YELLOW SILK II: International Erotic Stories and Poems

Kirkus says, “A companion to the earlier Yellow Silk collection (1991) that locates the most erogenous zone well above the belt, this time embracing erotic expression from around the world.” With Amy Bloom, James Dickey, Mary Gordon, Samuel Green, Jane Hirshfield, Ivan Klima, Dorianne Laux, Carole Maso, W.S. Merwin, Kenzaburo Oe, Pattiann Rogers, Paul Theroux, Robert Wrigley, and many others.

Eros occurs the same everywhere, or does it? Hear voices from Eastern Europe and South America, Asia, Haiti, and the US. As music changes round the world, the different beats of Eros can be heard in these over 40 stories and poems.

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