Poetry. A first book of immense originality. Narrative poems that draw the reader in to a personal connection with the poet. Dell Lemmon displays the breezy urbanity of the New York School, the autobiographical fearlessness of the Confessional poets, and a clear–eyed wisdom that is all her own. SINGLE WOMAN doesn't deny the rigors of life in middle age but does find pleasure and meaning in city life, in brushes with the famous, in friendships, in food, in art, in solitude. This is a book that questions everything–an illustrious but shadowed family history, the suicides of beloved artists, a crush on a younger man, political oppressions, inevitable aging and loss. With her unmistakable voice and her sure storytelling, Dell Lemmon is a singular poet.
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Dell Lemmon's first book, SINGLE WOMAN, was published by Box Turtle Press in 2016 and her second book, ARE YOU SOMEBODY I SHOULD KNOW?, is forthcoming by Box Turtle Press. Her poems have appeared in Brooklyn Poets Anthology, Court Green, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Mudfish, WSQ, Washington Square Review, among other publications. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart and several times as a finalist in various poetry contests. She also has a BFA in acting and an MA and PhD in Performance Studies. She lives in Brooklyn and sometimes on Cape Cod too.Author City: USA