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.
Dell Lemmon received a BFA in acting from Boston University and then spent two years studying mime in Paris with Etienne Decroux. Later, she earned an MA and PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, where she won an award for her dissertation on Michael Fried's theories of theatricality and the contemporary visual arts. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as The Straddler, WSQ, Mudfish, PMS (poemmemoirstory), and Washington Square Review. She has read her poems at Poetry Project's New Year's Day Marathon, KGB Bar, Brooklyn Poets, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She lives in Brooklyn and her poems will soon appear in the inaugural volume of THE BROOKLYN POETS ANTHOLOGY published by Brooklyn Arts Press.Author City: USA