I received a digital copy of Aviya Kushner’s Eve and All the Wrong Men through The Poetry Question for review purposes. As always, this review reflects only my honest thoughts on the book.
Eve and All the Wrong Men
by Aviya Kushner
Publication Date: 2019
“In the bitingly clever yet poignant Eve and All the Wrong Men, Aviya Kushner reimagines the Genesis story with Eve as an empowered woman and Adam as “The First Wrong Man” in a string of wrong men. Every word in these tightly-crafted poems zings as the poet takes the reader on a sensual and spiritual field trip to examine who and what we crave. This is a journey the reader gladly takes for “around the bend/of my happiness/there is more happiness—”. With every page turned in Eve and All the Wrong Men, brings delight and more delight.”
Eve and All the Wrong Men is one of those rare literary offerings: I read it in one wolfish gulp, and then promptly reread it–oh, these poems! It was like going back for another helping of a most divine meal and finding every bite as delicious as those preceding it. In these contemplative, sexy poems, Aviya Kushner shares something real and full of longing and heart with us, and hers is a big heart. Read this book!”