Poetry. From the early seventies when her first published poem appeared in Playgirl magazine, Lynne Savitt's explicit exploration of a woman's sexuality has been primary in her work. Her poetry has been described as "...ironic, sexual, cruel, angry but useful, loving and always engaging...." A baby boomer, who took an unconventional path, her poems follow her life as a struggling single parent and active, independent woman. Through her autobiographical work in this new collection, we can follow her from her own childhood to being a grandparent with her lusty, honest poems to carry us along. Themes of loss, love and the struggle to survive pepper the poems. Her journey continues as a veteran of the sexual revolution. Her examination of eroticism, at any age, carries on as Savitt allows us to enter her juicy world.
Lynne Savitt studied with Diane Wakoski in the early seventies and subsequently taught writing workshops at various colleges, community centers and prisons. Her first poem was published in Playgirl magazine in 1974. Over the years her poems have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including 13th Moon, Second Coming, Home Planet News, and Poetry Now. She has been a featured poet online from Desolation Angels and Rusty Truck. She was the recipient of the Madeline Sadin Poetry Award from the New York Quarterly. She co-founded and edited Gravida and co-edited Caprice and was also a contributing editor to Redstart and StonyHills. Savitt has twelve published poetry collections. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947, she is a single parent of two children and grandmother of seven. She resides on eastern Long Island. Author City: EAST MORICHES, NY USA