"Rural American ecstasies, religious litanies loosely modeled on psalms, the joys and anxieties of gestation and motherhood, and erotic fulfillment all find voice in the winning, sometimes ingenuous poems of Aliki Barnstone's Wild with It. Barnstone's locales range from Greece to Manhattan to the rural Midwest, her forms from Whitmanesque free verse to a well-turned ghazal; the prolific poet, translator and anthologist (Madly in Love; Voices of Light) does best when she explores all her subjects at once, considering sex during pregnancy, for example, or offering "passion in a flame dress, / caress of silk falling away."—Publishers Weekly
Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and visual artist. She is the author of several books of poetry, including Dwelling, Bright Body, and Dear God Dear, Dr. Heartbreak: New and Selected Poems. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Missouri and serves as Poet Laureate of Missouri.