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Author:
Lyn Lifshin
ISBN13:
978-1574231168
ISBN:
1574231162
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Black Sparrow Pr; Signed edition (December 1, 1999)
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To describe it as a kind of feminine folk art is not to condescend; it is instead to recognize in it the naked power of a Bessie Smith blues lyric.

Before Its Light : New Poems. She spent years, it always seemed to me, trying to be a sort of imagist Bukowski; she outgrew that a ways back and rounded into her own style.

Lyn Lifshin has written more than 90 books and chapbooks of poetry. Most recently Blue Tattoo, poems of the Holocaust published by Event Horizon. She is the subject of an award-winning documentary film, Not Made Of Glass by Mary Ann Lynch. Other Products from ashburybooks (View All). It Takes One To Know One: Poetry & Prose by Michael Lally.

Poet Lyn Lifshin was born in Barre, Vermont, and earned a BA from Syracuse University and an MA from the University of Vermont. She divided her time between New York and Virginia until her death in late 2019. She was the author of many poetry books, including Katrina (2010), Lost Horses (2009), Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness (2009), Lost in the Fog (2008), and Persephone (Red Hen Press, 2008). Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's newspaper column, American Life in Poetry

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Best Light poems in this page. Every day a new Light poem. June Light by Richard Wilbur. Your voice, with clear location of June days, Called me outside the window.

Lyn Diane Lifshin (July 12,1942-December 9, 2019) was an American poet and teacher. Born in Barre, Vermont, she was raised in Middlebury, Vermont

Lyn Diane Lifshin (July 12,1942-December 9, 2019) was an American poet and teacher. Born in Barre, Vermont, she was raised in Middlebury, Vermont. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from Syracuse University and a master's degree in English from the University of Vermont (writing a thesis on Dylan Thomas). She also studied at Brandeis University, the Bread Loaf School of English and attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

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Now it’s ’44 in Bomber County. Mrs White dusts the picture and she cries. monitored in Edinburgh. where two centuries before, one Thomas Smith

Now it’s ’44 in Bomber County. Chalky White in uniform. where two centuries before, one Thomas Smith. manufacturer of street lamps. All the poets and poems feature in Light: A National Poetry Day Book - a free poetry book to celebrate National Poetry Day 2015 with poems on the theme of light from Deborah Alma, Brian Moses, Chrissie Gittins, Liz Brownlee, Michaela Morgan, Jan Dean, Paul Cookson, Roger Stevens, Joseph Cohelo, Indigo Williams and Sally Crabtree.

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  • Lyn Lifshin, Before It's Light: New Poems (Black Sparrow, 1999)
    Lyn Lifshin is one of those poets who just keeps getting better as she gets older. She spent years, it always seemed to me, trying to be a sort of imagist Bukowski; she outgrew that a ways back and rounded into her own style. Her work since has gained a rare and delicate power, and with every passing book, it gets more all-encompassing.
    There are few words to say about Lifshin that have not already been said; I'll just let the images speak for themselves.
    Now cliff swallows
    nest in the mud
    where the Sinaqua
    lived
    until water ran out
    High in these white cliffs
    weaving yucca and cotton
    How many nights did they
    listen for cougar
    as they pressed the wet
    rust clay
    into bowls
    that they walked
    200 miles to trade in Phoenix
    before it was time to leave
    ("Arizona Ruins")
    Pure, simple image, with all the power vested inside, and no annoying blocks of message to dilute the power of the words. Lifshin reiterates her worth of being placed alongside Hayden Carruth, Ira Sadoff, and the rest of the modern poets who will someday make up the canon. An easy entry on this year's best-of list. **** ½

  • After finishing Lifshin's latest book of poems, I felt as if I'd lived a thousand years and travelled a million miles. The gamut of human experience covered in "Before It's Light" runs from the innocence of childhood through the slings and arrows of maturity, and unveils almost everthing, divine or evil, that can possibly happen in a human life. Lifshin weaves an enchanted fabric from a stark realist's thread of narrative. A "Must Read."

  • Lifshin gets better and better! In "Before It's Light", she surpasses herself even further. This large collection of poems is a large slice of a large life. The poems cover a range of experience and emotions, from innocence to ecstasy to horror of the human condition. Lifshin is an American genius. Read this book!

  • The number and variety of Lyn Lifshin's poems is astonishing. The array of experiences dangles one between humour and horror; between the goofy and the sublime. One relives the hallucinative horror of a Nazi death camp, yet is able to escape back into a world of eroticism and whimsy. Lifshin is the genius of her time and place!

  • This will be your favorite book of sensual poetry on your bookshelf. Buy this book now!