Syllables of Flesh
by Floarea Ţuţuianu
Praise for Syllables of Flesh by Floarea Ţuţuianu
Floarea Ţuţuianu presents us with erotic poetry of a singular kind, full of magic and the divine: graceful and feline, original, seductive..
— Norman Manea, author of The Hooligan’s Return
Floarea Ţuţuianu is a sexy poet who loves language play, and her freighted words load her poetry with desire. Basic to her poetry is a playful narcissistic persona…her provocative femininity grants her the role of a postmodern succubus. Ţţianu really means it when she writes, “I want to be Leda, the swan between my legs”! She is courageous in her erotic language.
— Ruxandra Cesereanu, author of Crusader-Woman
The poetry of Floarea Ţuţuianu is not a poetry of the senses, of the joy of physical contact… Preoccupations of a very different order gnaw at the foundation of this poetry: in her embrace, the author has as her partner not the body, but the word.
—Eugen Negrici, Romanian critic & literary historian