Reviews - What do customers think about Shameless?
Poetry you HAVE to read Feb 6, 2008
This is vivid and raw, can't stop reading collection that begs you to read more. If you love poetry, this book is a must to sit down and relax with. I have given several as gifts and the recipients absolutely loved it!
I cannot wait until Suzanne Roberts publishes another.
Poetry Reviews Nov 14, 2007
"Usually, if one is shameless, she is defined by her bold lack of shame, her refusal to conduct herself with a sense of decency--she is perhaps a shameless liar, a shameless promoter, a shameless hussy. But Suzanne Roberts' poetry embraces the sexual journeys of her narrators, reclaiming "shamelessness," as a place in which there is no shame, where there should be no shame. Roberts' voice is instead full of sass, savoir-fare, and self-confidence as her lyrical and narrative intermingle. Her control of the line, her exact and surprising imagery make her poems deliciously complex. Shameless is a powerful, sensuous romp--intimate, funny, honest." --Denise Duhamel, author of Two and Two, Kinky, Queen for a Day, and Mille et un sentiments, Oyl, and The Star-Spangled Banner.
"Suzanne Roberts' narrator intuits the subtle psychological borders that determine our behavior, especially when it comes to sexual love. Not only do her poems insinuate themselves into the hidden, unbound fields of play between people encountering each other, but they explore the rules each individual person plays by, even when that person doesn't know it herself. Her tightly controlled free verse poems set us on a strange, revelatory ride into the self." --Kevin Clark, author of In the Evening of No Warning and In the Mind's Eye
"Suzanne Roberts' most recent collection, Shameless, contains poems of infinite scope, taking us to places we long to visit but, normally, refuse to book passage, simply because the price is too high for the self-discovery the journey offers. Here, however, the poet graciously agrees to peel away the protection we often employ, demanding "seven layers of larval skin" from her readers who are fortunate enough to take the trip." --Bart Edelman, author of The Last Mojito, Gentle Man and Alphabet of Love, and editor of Eclipse