What does it mean to be a woman a lover, mother and artist? In "Swoon," Redel tackles the question of Eros as it animates domestic life. These are poems unafraid to embrace the sweetness of difficulty and the difficult sweetness of intimacy. Using short and extended lyric, prose poem, circular narrative, Redel refuses formal categorization, demanding of poetry a complex and textured vision of the female experience. "Swoon" is a robustly sexy, intelligent, daring book of poems. "