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  • Author:
    Gayle Brandeis
  • ISBN:
    0062517244
  • ISBN13:
    978-0062517241
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    HarperOne; First Edition edition (March 5, 2002)
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    224 pages
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Gayle Brandeis is the author of The Book of Dead Birds, the winner of Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize, an. .From the juicy pomegranate art on the cover to the final writing prompt, this book is a feast for women writers.

Gayle Brandeis is the author of The Book of Dead Birds, the winner of Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize, an award in support of a literature of social change.

with the Lincolns (Henry Holt) Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne) and the novels The Book of Dead Birds (HarperCollins), which won the Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement (judged by Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, and contest founder Barbara Kingsolver), Self Storage (Ballantine), Delta Girls (Ballantine.

Gayle Brandeis shows us how to write sense-soaked prose and poetry that celebrates the embodiment of the life!" .

Gayle Brandeis shows us how to write sense-soaked prose and poetry that celebrates the embodiment of the life!" (Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author of The Invitation and The Dance).

Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write. Fruitflesh - Gayle Brandeis. In her book Food and Healing, Annemarie Colbin writes, Fruit. elp the body and spirit work harmoniously together. Get Your Creative Juices Flowing. The impetuous seed of creation does not exactly come forth on little cat feet. GEORGIANNE COWAN, from The Sacred Womb. Fruit eating also supports artistic expression, which in a broad sense could be to a human as a blossom is to a plant. Let the earth’s most creative flesh inspire you from the inside out.

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Seeds of Inspiration for All. By Thriftbooks. com User, June 23, 2002. As a writer - and a male - I found this book extraordinarily helpful. Dudes, don't let the Women Who Write in the title scare you away, there is wisdom here for all. 0. Report

Seeds of Inspiration for All. Report. An intoxicating read, Fruitflesh is ambrosia for women write. com User, April 3, 2002. Filled with beautiful prose, unique exercises, and womanly affirmations. Gayle Brandeis rouses the muse and saturates the senses

for a women's perspective, full of exercises and ideas that will jumpstart a writers brain.

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Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperSanFrancisco), Dictionary Poems (Pudding House), The Book of Dead Birds, which won Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize for Fiction in Support of a Literature of Social Change, and he.

Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperSanFrancisco), Dictionary Poems (Pudding House), The Book of Dead Birds, which won Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize for Fiction in Support of a Literature of Social Change, and her latest novel, Self Storage. Other awards include the QPB/Story Magazine Short Fiction Award and a Peace Poetry prize from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. She was named a Writer Who Makes a Difference by the Writer Magazine

Gayle Brandeis (born April 14, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne), Dictionary Poems (Pudding House Publications).

Gayle Brandeis (born April 14, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne), Dictionary Poems (Pudding House Publications), the novels The Book of Dead Birds (HarperCollins), which won Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize for Fiction in Support of a Literature of Social Change, Self Storage (Ballantine) and Delta Girls (Ballantine), and her first novel for young readers, My Life with the Lincolns (Holt)

Gayle Brandeis grew up in the Chicago area and has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old. She is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne), Dictionary Poems (Pudding House Publications), the novels The Book of Dead Birds.

Gayle Brandeis grew up in the Chicago area and has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old. She is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne), Dictionary Poems (Pudding House Publications), the novels The Book of Dead Birds (HarperCollins), which won Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement, Self Storage (Ballantine) and Delta Girls (Ballantine), and her first novel for young readers, My Life. with the Lincolns (Holt), which won a Silver Nautilus Book Award and was chosen as a state-wide read in Wisconsin.

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

A sumptuous, sensuous writing guide from the author of the award-winning The Book of Dead Birds


TheJonnyTest
This book was given as a recommendation from a writer I respect. Fruitflesh is original and unique. You won't find a book like it. This book helps you learn to write from your body. There are various relfections and writing exercises to help facilitate this. I highly recommend this book.
Tholmeena
After finishing an MFA program, I wanted to continue writing with the same fervor. Brandeis's book provides the sensual detail that my brain and appetite need. I LOVE FOOD! Combining it with my writing and delving into the total sensory experience each time I complete my nightly exercises has taken my work to a completely differnt level. Satiate your appetite with Fruitflesh!
Goktilar
Purchased the book as a gift. I know the author. She is a very good writer.
saafari
At first I thought it was going to be another book about sex and the feelings it generates. Was very surprised at how she was able to keep the senses away from sex and open my eyes to sensual.
Xwnaydan
This book was quirky, fun and attention-grabbing, all the references to fruit/seeds was original, but it didn't do a lot for me as I read it.
Urllet
What a delicious book! From the juicy pomegranate art on the cover to the final writing prompt, this book is a feast for women writers. Structured around the growing cycle--seeds, roots, trunk, branches, leaves, buds, flowers, fruit, and seeds again--each section begins and ends with a meditation centered on a particular fruit that will provoke a new level of sensual writing for participants. As much a celebration of life in the body as it is a writing guide, it offers a fresh and succulent approach to what can become a rote exercise for those who journal a great deal.

Gayle Brandeis is an award-winning author and poet with a gift for choosing poems and quotes which insist on a response from the reader. When I pick up this book and thumb through it, I HAVE to write! If the poems don't get you, then her questions or examples from her own life will. For instance, this poem by Marge Piercy, followed by Brandeis' prompts:

In her bottled up is a woman peppery as curry,
a yam of a woman of butter and brass,
compounded of acid and sweet like a pineapple,
like a hand grenade set to explode,
like goldenrod ready to bloom.

What woman is bottled up inside of you? What woman is ready to explode or bloom under your skin? Write from the voice of the woman who simmers inside you, the woman who hasn't been fully born, fully released yet. What does this woman want to tell you? How can you help her find her way into the world?"

Have you grabbed a pen and notebook yet? This distinctive, unique approach to journal writing is bound to jolt you out of your complacency and drudgery--and you will never look at fruit the same way again! Let Gayle have the last words, from the final paragraph of her juicy book: "What seedlings are sprouting inside you? Let them grow; continue to nourish them as they push their way into the light. Keep listening to your own inner impulses. Let yourself be witness to your own gorgeous unfolding."

Indeed.

by Carolyn Blankenship
for Story Circle Book Reviews
reviewing books by, for, and about women
Aria
I was given this book as a gift several months ago - and it's languished on my Bookshelf of the Unread. I picked it up 2 days ago, read it, and figuratively ate it up. Very much a woman writer's book, Fruitflesh uses the growing cycles of flowers and fruits as metaphors for the structure of writing, a unique approach that will appeal to those of us who struggle with the writing muse each and every day. As in other books for writers, yes, there are writing exercises, and yes, there is advice, but here's the difference: Brandeis offers lush and bountiful suggestions for medications that will help bring to fruition the prose we KNOW we have within us. This book is designed to help us find the true sources of our creativity
It's a feast, and halfway through Fruitflesh, you can almost feel the juice of a peach running down your chin.
Excellent. It's easy to see that the author is also a poet.
I bought this book because I had read some great reviews about it on another web site. Truth be told, I am not even much of a writer - I am a mixed-media artist and visual journaler. The book sat on my bookshelf for a month and a half, waiting it's turn in my reading queue. I started to read this book last night and could hardly put it down. I was hooked by the introduction alone! I rarely can finish an introduction much less will I pull out a highlighter to mark drops of wisdom found in the beginning pages. The language is engaging, poetic and very visual - as a visual artist this is probably a huge part of the appeal to me. If you are a writer, an artist or a woman - I really recommend that you put out the $16 for this book - it is worth every penny and more!