Poetry. "With precision and rue, these poems bear witness to a lost world, the wounds still fresh, the tenderness undiminished. In a delta where landscape, body and dreams converge, consolation is sought and bittersweet wisdom found."—Phillip Lopate
Natalie Safir has been publishing poems in national literary journals such as Slant, Pivot, MidAmerican Review, Rhino, Natural Bridge, The MacGuffin, Connecticut River Review, ForPoetry.com, etc. since the 1980's Her "Matisse's Dance" has been anthologized in college texts by The McGraw Hill Co. and in Art & Artists, Everyman edition, Knopf. 2012. Her Jungian fairytale, "The Woman with Midnight Hair" and accompanying essay appeared in a collection by Indiana- Purdue Univ. Press; she also appeared in The Codhill Press collection Women Writers of the Hudson Valley and in Child of My Child, and 'What Remains for Gelles-Coles as well as for Persimmon Tree. In 2017 her poem "Roadtrip West" was read by Garrison Keillor on NPR Radio. Her books published are Moving into Seasons, 1981, To Face the Inscription, 1987, La Jolla Poets Press; Made Visible in 1998, Singular Speech Press; and A Clear Burning, 2004. Her collection: Love like Snow, 2010 was a special edition of Fithian Press, and EYEWITNESS, was published by Dos Madres Press, in 2016. Her latest collection is THE GUESTHOUSE OF MY BODY, published bu Dos Madres Press, in 2021.
Author City: TARRYTOWN, NY USA