Poetry. RIDING WITH DESTINY, Jayne Lyn Stahl's first published collection, is a high voltage volume of poetry that flirts with the boundaries between sacred and profane, self and other, the erotic and transcendent in ways that are fresh, and continually surprise. Her vibrant imagery combines with streetwise wit, and is merciless in its unwavering penetration of social hypocrisy. Stahl combines a rich sense of history with the legacy of surrealism. Her work has attracted the attention of poets like Paul Blackburn and Allen Ginsberg, as well as J.M. Coetzee who praised her "poised, wry humor." RIDING WITH DESTINY combines both Whitman's affirmation of a larger self, one that is all-embracing with poetry that takes us to the edge, not merely to taste danger, but to dance the dance of life.
Jayne Lyn Stahl has been publishing poetry since 1967. Her work has appeared in such notable magazines, and anthologies, as The New York Quarterly, City Lights Review, Exquisite Corpse, Beatitudes: 33, Pulpsmith, The Jacaranda Review, Stiffest of the Corpse (a City Lights publication), Oakland Out Loud (a publication of PEN Oakland), to name but a few, and been translated into Spanish, Italian, and French. Additionally, Ms. Stahl is a widely published essayist, Huffington Post blogger, as well as a playwright and screenwriter whose feature-length screenplay, "Shakespeare & Company," about the censorship battle to publish James Joyce's Ulysses, is currently in development. She is a member of PEN American Center, in New York, and PEN USA. Author City: WALNUT CREEK, CA USA