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 I do not think I have ever encountered a poet less self-consciously or more powerfully female. St. Germain does not try to intellectualize or abstract her gender; neither does she try to escape from it. I am that I am, as Someone once said: she accepts herself with a fullness, with an intensity, and with a gloriously swaggering melodiousness that are, I think, new to poetry in our language.  Burton Raffel

It is Sheryl St. Germain's voice that will finally get you. Hers is a voice of a master singer, one trained in the ancient ways of telling a story and one fiercely contemporary. It speaks a wild, native tongue, translatable only by the turns we are willing to make to enter deeply into our own experiences as travelers in an almost unbelievable story.  Darrell Bourque