Lyn Lifshin


Lyn Lifshin has published over 130 books and chapbooks including three from Black Sparrow Press: Cold Comfort, Before It’s Light, and Another Woman Who Looks Like Me. Before Secretariat: The Red Freak, The Miracle, Lifshin published her prize-winning book about the short-lived beautiful race horse Ruffian, The Licorice Daughter: My Year With Ruffian and  Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness.  Recent books include Ballroom; All the Poets Who Have Touched Me, Living and Dead: All True, Especially The Lies;  Light At the End: The Jesus Poems; Katrina, Mirrors; Persephone; Lost In The Fog;  Knife Edge & Absinthe: The Tango Poems .  NYQ books published A Girl Goes into The Woods. Also just out: For the Roses: Poems Inspired by Joni Mitchell and Hitchcock Hotel from Danse Macabre. Secretariat: The Red Freak, The Miracle.  And Tangled as the Alphabet: The Istanbul Poems from NightBallet Press have just been released as well.  The Marilyn Poems was just released from Rubber Boots Press. An update to her Gale Research Autobiography is out: Lips, Blues, Blue Lace: On The Outside. Also just out is a dvd of the documentary film about her: Lyn Lifshin: Not Made Of Glass. Just out: Femme Eterna:  Eneduanna, Scheherazade and Nefertiti and forthcoming, Moving Through Stained Glass: the Maple Poems and Degas’ Little Dancer.

Author photos in issues 5, 8, 13 [author photo: Lyn Lifshin]

Issue 5:

  • Names
  • Tuesday
  • Leaving Them, Letting the Farm Swallow

Issue 6:

  • Old House, Plymouth: Harlow House 1
  • Old House, Plymouth: Harlow House 8
  • Women, Early Plymouth

Issue 8:

  • Drive Back From San Jose
    Thru The Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Rooming Houses   Abandoned Hotels
    Saratoga Winter
  • Lips On That Blue Rail
  • The Things Left In This House Dream
  • Outercourse
  • Some Unborn You

Issue 9:

  • Stone Soup Leaves

Issue 10:

  • The Way He Is About
    The Marriage
  • Mulberries

Issue 11:

  • The Mama Says If You’re Jewish In A Small Town Letter Blues

Issue 12:

  • Most of the Dream I Don’t Remember
  • Middlebury Poems
  • The Fear Bee

Issue 13:

  • The Fear Bee
  • Tuesday
  • The Dream of the Colony of Using
  • Provincetown
  • Hands In This House

Issue 14:

  • Lately I’m not Writing Many Love Poems
  • Sunday Driving Home
  • She said the Poems in the House are Old   Smell

Issue 15:

  • Plymouth
  • Cape Cod

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