Poetry. Lisa Jarnot began A PRINCESS MAGIC PRESTO SPELL after the birth of her daughter, setting the modest goal of writing three words a day. Now a decade-long work-in-progress, these fragments of language are collected into a shorthand chronicle of family life that is intimate and yet open to all the world. Full of nimble transitions and non sequiturs, the poem captures the harrowing joys of parenthood alongside "funerals, dentists, divorces," in a give and take between the routine and the extraordinary.
Lisa Jarnot is the author A PRINCESS MAGIC PRESTO SPELL: Parts 1-9 (Flood Editions, 2019), JOIE DE VIVRE: SELECTED POEMS 1992-1012 (City Lights 2013), NIGHT SCENES (Flood Editions, 2008), BLACK DOG SONGS (Flood Editions, 2003), and others. Her book Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus (University of California, 2012) was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. She lives in New York City with her daughter.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA