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Lyn Lifshin is a gifted poet whose work can now reach a much broader
audience with the publication of Cold Comfort: Selected Poems 1970-1996.
An articulate observer of the human condition and the world around her,
this is a body of work that deserves a careful and considerate reading
which will delight and reward those who enjoy social commentary in the
form of a good poem, carefully crafted by a true and talented wordsmith.
- Internet Bookwatch, 11/97.
A modern Emily Dickinson.
COLD COMFORT, Lifshin's more recent work from Black Sparrow, has been
called "a wonderful work...you can not escape the emotion that falls
from these poems" by (Articulate Contemporary Art Review.) "The
most published poet in the world today, Lifshin shows here (in COLD COMFORT)
what many literary magazine editors have known for decades: she's a poet
of substance, range and invention." (Small Press Review) Other recent
books by Lifshin include BLUE TATTOO, MARILYN MONROE, and NOT MADE OF
GLASS. Writers as diverse as Robert Frost, Ken Kesey, Richard Eberhart,
and Ed Sanders have praised her work.
THE DOYENNE DOES IT AGAIN!, March 16, 2000
Reviewer: Doug Holder from Cambridge, MA.
I picked up Lifshin's book at a bookstore in Portsmouth, NH., didn't put
it down for awhile. Where else can you get a book that deals with love,
life and death so beautifully. Her work inspires me to do better as a
writer and a poet.
Electrifying, a shock to the system!, November 29, 1999
Reviewer: John Birkbeck from Iowa City, Iowa
Reading Lyn's poems gets the mind set to a beat which whirls into a crescendo
of image and sound combined into a different force if their own. Her poems
are terse and no-nonsense; she does not play around. Her short lines and
minimal use of punctuation, and sometimes leaving out a word, allows the
reader's own imagination to fill in the blanks-- which are not really
blanks, but blind spots which the mind and eye must pick up ensemble.
Sometimes, when I read her poems, I feel that I've ridden a whirlwing
to a far-off but familliar place. You gotta read this book!
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