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by LYN LIFSHIN
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middle of the night

or in the blue

turning and tarnishing

like the branches

swarming like

swallows or crows.

You can

feel their claws

and feathers

its noise is like the

wind

dark wings brushing

sweeping the

air, waves of

starlings

black wash in

a whirlpool of terror

past the pond

where mist rises

dark wings blacken sky

   
   

 

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Lyn Lifshin's Another Woman Who Looks Like Me was published by Black Sparrow at David Godine October 2006. (Also out in 2006, her prize winning book about the famous, short lived beautiful race horse, Ruffian: The Licorice Daughter: My Year With Ruffian from Texas Review Press. Lifshin’s other books include Before it’s Light published Winter 1999-2000 by Black Sparrow Press, following their publication of Cold Comfort in 1997 and 92 Rapple from Coatism.: Lost in the Fog and Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness and Light at the End, the Jesus Poems, Katrina, Ballet Madonnas, Light at the End, Tsunami as History, Lost Horse, Drifting, Mirrors. For other books, bio, photographs see her website:: www.lynlifshin.com Persephone was published by Red Hen, and Texas Review published Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness. Most recent books: Ballroom, All the Poets (Mostly) Who Have Touched me, Living and Dead. All True, Especially the Lies. Recently out, Knife Edge & Absinthe: The Tango Poems. Just out October 1, 2013, NYQ Books published A Girl Goes into The Woods. And also out in November 2013 Tangled as the Alphabet: The Istanbul Poems. Also recently out: For the Roses poems after Joni Mitchell. Just published Hitchcock Hotel. Also forthcoming: Secretariat: The Red Freak, the Miracle; Malala, AND JUST OUT: The Tangled Alphabet: Istanbul Poems and Luminous women: Eneduanna, Scheherazade and Nefertiti and an E-book of Marilyn Monroe from Rubber Boots Press and a DVD of the film Lyn Lifshin: Not Made of Glass. Also forthcoming: 2002-2013 update to Gale Research autobiography series, Lips, Blues, Blue lace: On the Outside. www.lynlifshin.com



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