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BEFORE IT'S LIGHT: NEW POEMS

Lyn Lifshin

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ISBN 10: 1574231154 / ISBN 13: 9781574231151
Published by Black Sparrow Press, 1999
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Black Sparrow Press (1999). First edition. One of 22 lettered copies with an original artwork by the author on a special tipped-in page, also signed by the author, handbound in boads by Earle Gray. This is copy "N", and it is a gorgeous production. Bookseller Inventory # 4329

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Title: BEFORE IT'S LIGHT: NEW POEMS

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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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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