“Lifshin is here to stay. For men, she’s sexy. For women, she’s an archetype of gutsy independence. As a poet, she’s nobody but herself. Frighteningly prolific and utterly intense. One of a kind.”
– San Francisco Review of Books
It is Lyn Lifshin’s gift to seem perfectly artless, to make poems of immediacy and power from the humblest of near-to-hand materials. Her themes are the classic themes of lyric poetry, the innocence of childhood, the ecstasy of sex, the mystery of death, and her word choices are the poetic equivalents of the artist’s circles, squares, and primary colors. Just as Alexander Calder could make a lion out of a coat hanger, Lyn Lifshin can make something memorable out of a handful of even the most familiar English words: mother, daughter, wind, moon, lover, horses, and roses. Something memorable, something fresh and entirely her own.
Lyn Lifshin will be reading from her new book, Another Woman Who Looks Like Me, at the Open Door Book Store at 7:00PM on November 9. The Open Door is located at 128 Jay Street in Schenectady.
For more information, call 518-316-2719