By Lyn Lifshin
In her greatest, so much various, number of poems, a woman is going into The Woods, Lyn Lifshin's intimate, excessive, startling poems variety from adolescent reviews any younger (or now not so younger) girl can establish with, to the curler coaster trip of suffering to ecstasy relationships. In her detailed and magical means she explores the advanced, mysterious, ambivalent courting among moms and daughters, that regularly altering braid of soreness and pleasure, of keep an eye on and uprising after which the opposite, because the daughter turns into the mummy and the deaths of levels of the connection proceed. The publication takes us into the immigrant event, the ravages of Auschwitz, to Hiroshima, Vietnam, Iraq and September eleven in addition to normal mess ups like Katrina, the 2005 Indonesia tsunami, the japanese tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. She shall we us into the realm of mad women, Madonnas, dancers and stocks secrets and techniques of poets from Robert Frost, who praised her early poems, to Dylan Thomas and Garcia Lorca. Lifshin offers us moments in Paris, Quebec, the Caribbean and Costa Rico and plunges us into the great thing about Southwestern ruins, quiet New England snowscapes, Midwestern roads with a radio taking part in and distinctive moments with horses and cats, summer season lakes and the firefly stuffed nights within the city within which she grew up.
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A Girl Goes into the Woods: Selected Poems by Lyn Lifshin