Poetry. Lisa Olstein's third collection reverberates with twinned realities: wonder and terror, beauty and difficulty, celebration and lament. Through encounters with science, war, art, animals, and motherhood, LITTLE STRANGER explores the exigencies of close attention, the tenuousness of attachment, and the ever more rapidly shifting nature of knowledge. Intimate lyrics, elegies, and narratives speak in voices familiar yet strange.
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Lisa Olstein is the author of RADIO CRACKLING, RADIO GONE (Copper Canyon Press, 2006), winner of the Hayden Carruth Award, LOST ALPHABET (Copper Canyon Press, 2009), named one of the nine best poetry books of 2009 by Library Journal, and LITTLE STRANGER (Copper Canyon Press, 2013). Cold Satellite, an album of songs based on her poems and lyrics, was released by singer- songwriter Jeffrey Foucault in fall 2010 and was ranked #1 on Greil Marcus's Real Life Rock Top Ten list in The Believer (February 2011). A new album, Cavalcade, will be released in April 2013. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council and Centrum. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals including The Nation, The Iowa Review, American Letters & Commentary, DENVER QUARTERLY, FAIRY TALE REVIEW, Indiana Review, notnostrums, and Glitterpony. She is a contributing editor of jubilat. With Dara Wier and Noy Holland she co-founded and co-directs the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts & Action at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is Associate Director of MFA Program for Poets and Writers and Director of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute.Author City: AMHERST, MA USA