The different perspectives, feelings, and thoughts of men and women are presented in a lively collection of poetry collected in pairs, including works by such authors as Alberto Rios, Grace Paley, Robert Bly, Rita Dove, W. S. Merwin, Paulette Jiles, and Galway Kinnell.
For this fascinating anthology of modern poetry, the editors grouped 196 poems into pairs, to demonstrate the different ways in which male and female poets see the same topics. Surprisingly, wonderfully, the end result shows as many similarities as differences. Even readers who normally don't like poetry may be intrigued by the thoughtful, accessible gems in this diverse collection. In a pointer review, Kirkus wrote "this is a wonder"; in a starred review, School Library Journal called it "a rich source for thought and discussion."