". . . The initial words of Sappho: May I write words more naked than flesh, stronger than bone, more resilient than sinew, sensitive than nerve not only invoke the presence of an ancient, Western, female literary tradition, but also establish the resounding undercurrent of the text as a whole: that of the intricate connection between human body and textual body, spoken voice and written voice, visual expression and verbal expression, and the eroticism of a language possessed. . . "
(Theresa Hak Kyung Cha) Theresa Cha: In Death, Lost and Found By AMEI WALLACH (despite eventual linkrot see nytimes: Arts)