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"A major reclamation of the reason and ritual surrounding female body and blood. Grahn is clearly one of the gifted "tellers" who was born with the knowings of times past in her very blood and bones."
--Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., author of Women Who Run with the Wolves

"Grahn has returned the horse to its rightful place behind the cart, which is to say, menstruation before culture. …Blood, Bread, and Roses [is] an extraordinary demonstration of the creativity that womanflesh is heir to."
--San Francisco Bay Guardian

See also:
Metaformia: A Journal of Menstruation and Culture

"[Grahn's] intriguing excursion through folklore, myth, religion, anthropology and history bespeaks a feminist conviction that male origin stories must be balanced by a recognition of women's centrol role in shaping civilization."
--Publishers Weekly

"A thought-provoking alternative cultural history."
--Library Journal

"Judy Grahn has once again given us a gift.… She is giving us back some of our history, too long lost."
--Lambda Book Report

Photo: Chris Felver