Poetry. YES, THE DUCKS WERE REAL deals with relationships of all kinds, as well as, what goes into day- to-day survival—things that concern everyone and things everyone can relate to. In these poems Lerner goes from being an observer, as in "The Girls from Hell," to focusing on her own life, which she has successfully mythologized in order to reflect on our fast changing times. YES, THE DUCKS WERE REAL is a collection of modern tales that will have you reading and relating and reverberating into your own mind's mythologies.
Linda Lerner is a New York City Poet, born and raised in Brooklyn where she now lives. She is the author of many poetry collections and has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her most recent collections are: YES, THE DUCKS WERE REAL, (NYQ Books, 2015) and TAKES GUTS AND YEARS SOMETIMES (NYQ Books, 2011). In 1995, she and Andrew Gettler founded POETS on the line (http://www.echonyc.com/~poets) the first poetry anthology available on the internet. For Nos. 6&7 (1997/98) the Vietnam Veterans / Poets issue she received a 1997 Puffin Foundations Grant & Ludwig Vogelstein Grant. POETS on the line will be kept permanently on the Net, though it ceased publication with the Millennium issue, (9&10). Her poems have appeared in The New York Quarterly, Louisiana Review, Paterson Literary Review, Onthebus, VAN GOGH'S EAR, Home Planet News, BigCityLit, Chance of A Ghost Anthology, Ragged Lion Anthology, Big Hammer, and Danse Macabre. Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA