|A compendium of superb erotic literature and artwork for men and women, Yellow Silk is an unabashedly joyful celebration of human sexuality in all its delightful diversity. Yellow Silk: Journal of the Erotic Arts was founded in 1981 on the belief that the erotic should play a more visible role in American arts and letters. Drawn from this award-winning publication, the wide variety of short stories, poems, and artwork in this book manages to be both subtle and explicit, with writing ranging from earthy and humorous to tender and thoughtful. Yellow Silk is guided by the editorial policy of "all persuasions, no brutality." In Yellow Silk the erotic is heralded as a loving form of expression, which treats both men and women with dignity, respect, and affection. The result is a quality collection with work by such writers as William Kotzwinkle, Marge Piercy, Gary Soto, Jane Underwood, Marilyn Hacker, and Robert Silverberg. Complete with black-and-white artwork throughout, Yellow Silk_will appeal to countless readers seeking an erotic alternative.