Poetry. Young Adult. The story of Malala and her struggles is gripping; this account is a work of poetry by Lyn Lifshin, an important American poet. This is not journalism, rather it is a work that is best suited for poetry, a deeply personal work where the poet reveals, through compassion and insight, some moments of revelation. The people it discusses are real, but the insights and details are poetic. The events in this book are contemporary and sometimes controversial and it is the poet's mandate to present the depth of her understanding and then allow the work to speak for itself.
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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