many years, poetry was viewed as an essential factor in the renaissance of lesbian culture in the 1980s. Poets like Judy Grahn,
Minnie Bruce Pratt and Marilyn Hacker shaped our world with their words.
Unraveling at the Name by Jenny Factor will remind readers of these
In fact, serious poetry readers will sigh with relief knowing that here is
one a new generation that will keep lesbian poetry alive and well.
Jenny Factor has a tremendous ability to see those minuscule events that loom
large with extraordinary significance and she is as fully aware and rich with language whether she’s writing about love
or learning to drive a car with a stick shift. There’s an undeniable femaleness to her poems, which are as accessible
as they are pure and wonderful."
—Joy Parks for GayLink.com