I Wanna Be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe

edited by Susana H. Case & Margo Taft Stever

Forthcoming from Milk & Cake Press

Praise for this anthology:

“Six decades following her untimely death, Marilyn Monroe remains a muse. The actress & poet continues to inspire each generation’s dreams, imagination, art, & resilience. This collection of poems run the gamut with prose depicting her childhood sexual abuse, mental illness, dazzling & brilliant film career, support of civil rights, alleged & fabled relationships, & death. Monroe’s impact on our culture—and on each of us individually—is captured in this fascinating compilation.” 

—Gary Vitacco-Robles, Marilyn: Behind the ICON podcastICON: The Life, Times & Films of Marilyn Monroe, volumes 1 & 2Cursum Perficio: Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood Hacienda

I Wanna Be Loved by You—the perfect title for a renewed Marilyn coursing through the dreams of poets who still see the promise and the woe of her life, imagining themselves into what it was like for her to look for love and get so much of it that was not enough. They look for her blessing. The want to complete the life she left for all of us to imagine. 

—Carl Rollyson, Marilyn Monroe Day by Day: A Timeline of People, Places, and EventsMarilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, Female Icons: Marilyn Monroe to Susan Sontag