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The Book of Real and Imaginary Girlfriends by Moctezuma Johnson

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Moctezuma Johnson's "The Book of Real and Imaginary Girlfriends" is an eclectic collection of erotic poems that delve into everything from steamy physical sex to missing someone.

The poems, although all consistent with Johnson's style, are strikingly different in theme (note: they all contain sex); some are very physical, some are very emotional, some comment on societal views of sex, and there is even an about the author piece titled "A Rumor."

One of the strengths of the poem is that it captures thoughts pertaining to sex that are often unexplored; one might even venture to say the book focuses more on the mental aspect of sex than the physical.

The writing is direct, with blunt language and descriptive figurative language.

There is a series of poems about someone named Amy that is particularly affecting, leaving the reader wondering if such strong poetry was completely contrived or inspired by reality.

If you are an erotica fan who likes reflective, mentally stimulating poetry, then "The Book of Real and Imaginary Girlfriends" is the perfect collection for you.

3 comments:

  1. The poems do focus more on the mental aspect of sex. That's what is so fun about them!

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  2. Thanks, babe! I just saw this, nearly two years late.

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