"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."
"Grahn has returned the horse to
its rightful place behind the cart, which is to say, menstruation before
Bread, and Roses [is] an extraordinary demonstration of the creativity that
womanflesh is heir to."
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."
"A thought-provoking alternative cultural history."
"Judy Grahn has once again given us a gift.… She is
giving us back some of our history, too long lost."
Photo: Chris Felver