Poetry. What we have mostly missed in all the reporting is the intimacy of a poet's voice who can bring the real right up inside us. Lyn Lifshin's volume of straightforward, exact poetry in KATRINA does this. There is a clear ungarnished force to her words that gives us the chance to bring our own sense of loss, grief and compassion into the lives of those who have been drawn into such an event.
Lyn Lifshin has published over 130 books, including three from Black Sparrow. She has edited three anthologies of women's writing including Tangled Vines, now in print for over twenty years. She is the subject of the documentary film, Not Made of Glass. Other recent books include: All The Poets Who Touched Me, Knife Edge & Absinthe, KATRINA (Poetic Matrix Press, 2010), A GIRL GOES INTO THE WOODS (NYQ Books, 2013), and MALALA (Poetic Matrix Press, 2014).Author City: VIENNA, VA USA