Before It's Light: New Poems

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Lyn Lifshin's is a reader's poetry immediate and accessible, seemingly artless, conveying complex, womanly truths with an everyday vocabulary. To describe it as a kind of feminine folk art is not to condescend; it is instead to recognize in it the naked power of a Bessie Smith blues lyric, the stirring eroticism of a burley-q fan dance, even, on occasion, the simple, balanced beauty of a Shaker quilt. Before It's Light is Lifshin's latest collection, and her largest and strongest to date.

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These direct, spare, autobiographical poems evoke memories of an unlovely girlhood...a stormy marriage...the pain of losing a mother...the struggle to regain self-sufficiency after bad relationships. As always, Lifshin trawls deep waters of submerged passion beneath the surface of everyday life, coming up with a teeming, glistening catch. --Tom Clark

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