Lyn Lifshin has published over 130 books and chapbooks including 3 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 after 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 Just released as well Malala, the dvd of Lyn Lifshin: Not Made of Glass. 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 and Moving Through Stained Glass: the Maple Poems. Forthcoming: Degas Little Dancer and Winter Poems from Kind of a Hurricane Press, Paintings and Poems, from Tangerine Press (just out) and The Silk Road from Night Ballet, #AliveLikeALoadedGun from Transcendent Zero Press.
Beautiful Words For The Future "Patient as she is/beautiful, she is also/courageous, will/make you ache to/hear her sing....." Lyn Lifshin writes about Rhiannon The Horse Goddess, and the same could be said of her and her poetry as we turn each page of her book #LiveLikeALoadedGun, longing for more and more of her beautiful words. Her descriptions of immortalized women like the Ice Maiden, the Celtic Bird Goddesses, Leda and the Swan and Enheduanna, the first female to sign her name to a poem, make us remember the higher parts of ourselves that dance and dare and enter mythological realms with ease, alive, always aspiring to more than we've created before, alive, afire, and ready for the future. — Christina Zawadiwsky
THE CELTIC BIRD GODDESS
her curves, graceful
ANOTHER BIRD GODDESS
her image in clay,
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