Conversations with Good Men
Conversations with Good Men ponders themes of love and loneliness, heartbreak and hope. Fans of poets from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, to E.E. Cummings, to Rupi Kaur and Charly Cox will appreciate Bethel Swift’s brevity, wit, transparency, and heart in this collection. Through real and imagined (spoken and internal) dialogue between feminine and masculine voices, the poet invites readers to join her on a three-act journey exploring the concept of “goodness” as well as the spiritual and practical complexity of awakening as a feminist while being in relationship with one’s faith, family, friends, lovers, and self. Swift’s chapbook compassionately tackles the struggle to better understand upbringing and belief, self-esteem and desire, betrayal and healing while learning to love, lose, and become open to loving again.
Praise for Convos:
“With unabashed honesty, Swift navigates the dangerous seas of love and intimacy. This collection is both a revelation and a revolution, shameless in depicting want, yet fiercely proclaiming powerful truth.” ~Sandy Coomer, author of Available Light and Rivers Within Us
Identifiers: LCCN 2019910470 | ISBN 978-1-7332730-0-8 (pbk)
Subjects: LCSH Poetry, American. | Women--Poetry. | Feminism--Poetry. | Man-woman relationships--Poetry. | Love poetry, American. | BISAC POETRY / American / General | POETRY / Women Authors | POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Love & Erotica
Classification: LCC PS3569.W48 2020 | DDC 811.54--dc23
THEMA Codes: DCC - Modern & contemporary poetry (c 1900 onwards) & DCF - Poetry by individual poets