In this book of love letters Kate Llewellyn reinvents that standard theme of male erotica, women's sexuality.
Like all the best erotic writing, Dear You is about desire unsatisfied. Yet her passionate lyricism makes ecstasy and pain equally present and powerful, untrammelled by patriarchal guilt.
Loss and longing are the pulse of life in this book, given form by the acts of daily survival - gardening, cooking, visiting and being visited. This unique combination, the strength of Kate Llewellyn's previous work, The Waterlily, is here brought closer to the erotic intensity of her poetry.
About the Author
Kate Llewellyn was born in Tumy Bay, South Australia, in 1940, and now lives in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. She has published three books of poetry, Trader Kate and The Elephants, Luxury and Honey, and was co-editor, with Susan Hampton, of The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets. Her first piece of prose writing, The Waterlily, was published in 1987 to wide acclaim.
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 1st January 1988