In TAKING THE F TRAIN, a New York City poet rides the F Train through the final years of the 20th century into the 21st; both gentrification and technology are rapidly transforming life as she has known it. Her old haunts…cafés, bookstores, diners, are being replaced by luxury co-ops. There are also losses due to illness and aging…those of others as well her own. And it's not ok she cries out! At the same time, for every push forward into the future, she’s witnessing an opposite push back into the past by the so-called leader of the free world. Nothing makes sense to her anymore. There's only what can be salvaged by art...the act of creation.
Linda Lerner `s most recent books include When Death is a Red Balloon (Lummox Press, 2019), A Dance Around the Cauldron, a prose work consists of nine characters during the Salem witch trials brought into our own times (Lummox Press, 2017.) YES, THE DUCKS WERE REAL (NYQ Books, 2011) and TAKES GUTS AND YEARS SOMETIMES (NYQ Books, 2015). Current journal publications include, Maintenant, Gargoyle, Paterson Literary Review, Caf� Review, Trailer Park Quarterly, Wilderness Literary House Review, Cape Rock, Piker Press, Home Planet News, etc. In the Spring of 2015 she read six poems on WBAI. In 1995 she and Andrew Gettler began Poets on the Line, (http://www.echony.com/~poets) the first poetry anthology on the net for which she received two grants.