Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage

[2009, Main Street Rag]

“The poems in Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage have a fine sensuous density, honoring gravity but always tuned to the possibilities of gracious transformation. Wise, playful, sexy, sad—McGrath’s lines are never not plumb with the real, never not earning their light.”

—Sven Birkerts

“Leslie McGrath’s Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage is a book in ebullient engagement with the whole range of human experience—the sensuous, the erotic, the full faculties of both mind and heart are each given precise voice in this splendid, vivifying, and richly illuminating collection.”

—Jane Hirshfield