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Writer uses provocative title to tempt readers with poetry

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Eunice Beauchman has published her first book -- a poetry collection with the title “Tricky Pussy: Adventures with Words.” Beauchman said she chose the title because for her the double-meaning is a reference to the poems within the book, most of which deal with women and relationships. (Submitted photos)2 / 2

River Falls resident, writer and frequent public library visitor Eunice Beauchman loves to play with words. She did that when writing her recently-published book of poetry.

The book’s title, “Tricky Pussy: Adventures with Words,” is full of meanings for Beauchman, both serious and more playful.

“I like to play with words,” Beauchman said. “…using language not only as a tool for conveying information, but kind of playing with ideas and concepts at the same time.”

Beauchman said the phrase “Tricky Pussy” also reflects the more serious themes found in her book. She said the poems are mostly about women, love, relationships and the way men view women.

“The idea of love and sexuality, it’s a tricky kind of place for most people to be,” Beauchman. She said she thought in that aspect, the title was fitting.

She wrote the poems over the course of about two years. The book was officially published last November.

Beauchman lives in River Falls with her family. She said she’s planning to release a second volume of poetry in February, and plans to publish three novels in the future as well.

“Tricky Pussy” is available on 

For the full story, please see the Jan. 30 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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