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  Table of contents Issue Twenty-seven DEAD GIRLS, DYING GIRLS

by LYN LIFSHIN
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no publicist could
get them as much.
They’re on the air,
on Santa’s lap,

in a costume with
a funny mask. The
girls are known
by their first names

like rock stars or
actresses. They
smile with a fake
nose at a birthday

party hugging a dog.
Their DNA stains
upholstery, is under
the last fingers that

tightened around them

   
   

 

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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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