By Lyn Lifshin
In her largest, such a lot various, collection of poems, a woman is going into The Woods, Lyn Lifshin's intimate, extreme, startling poems variety from adolescent stories any younger (or now not so younger) girl can determine with, to the curler coaster experience of ache to ecstasy relationships. In her particular and magical means she explores the complex, mysterious, ambivalent dating among moms and daughters, that always 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 booklet takes us into the immigrant adventure, the ravages of Auschwitz, to Hiroshima, Vietnam, Iraq and September eleven in addition to usual failures like Katrina, the 2005 Indonesia tsunami, the japanese tsunami and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. She we could us into the realm of mad ladies, 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 wonderful thing about Southwestern ruins, quiet New England snowscapes, Midwestern roads with a radio enjoying and distinct moments with horses and cats, summer time lakes and the firefly crammed nights within the city during which she grew up.
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