Conversations with Good Men
Conversations with Good Men beautifully ponders themes of love and loneliness, heartbreak and hope. Bethel Swift's book compassionately tackles the struggle to better understand upbringing and belief, self-esteem and desire, betrayal and healing while learning to love, lose, and become open to loving again. Through real and imagined (spoken and internal) dialogue between feminine and masculine characters, the poet takes readers on a three-act journey exploring the concept of "goodness" - as well as the spiritual and practical complexity of awakening as a feminist - while being in relationship with one's faith, family, friends, lovers, and self. Fans of poets from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, to E.E. Cummings, to Rupi Kaur and Charly Cox will appreciate Swift's brevity, wit, transparency, and heart in this collection.