by Lyn Lifshin
127 pages, price $17.25
Available from Small Press Distribution (SPD)
Lyn Lifshin has written more than 125 books and edited 4 anthologies of women writers.
Her poems have appeared in most poetry and literary magazines in the U.S.A, and
her work has been included in virtually every major anthology of recent writing
by women. She has given more than 700 readings across the U.S.A. and has appeared
at Dartmouth and Skidmore colleges, Cornell University, the Shakespeare Library,
Whitney Museum, and Huntington Library. Lyn Lifshin has also taught poetry and prose
writing for many years at universities, colleges and high schools, and has been
Poet in Residence at the University of Rochester, Antioch, and Colorado Mountain
College. Winner of numerous awards including the Jack Kerouac Award for her book
Kiss The Skin Off, Lyn is the subject of the documentary film Lyn Lifshin: Not Made
of Glass. For her absolute dedication to the small presses which first published
her, and for managing to survive on her own apart from any major publishing house
or academic institution, Lifshin has earned the distinction "Queen of the Small
Presses." She has been praised by Robert Frost, Ken Kesey and Richard Eberhart,
and Ed Sanders has seen her as "a modern Emily Dickinson."
About the Book
Lyn Lifshin, in her newest book Malala, continues to prove that no one
else can write such explosive and moving poems. I loved the poems about Malala's
dreams, feelings, fears, not only moving but so very informative. Malala is a major
force for young girls and women, a role model in Pakistan and internationally. This
is a major book of Lyn's obviously. She continues to reign as Queen of the Small
Press poets. Lyn Lifshin's newest book (and perhaps her most important book of her
illustrious career) Malala should be in the running for every poetry prize
of 2014. Lifshin is at the height of her powers in this amazing book that should
be in every library, nationally and internationally.
— Laura Boss, Editor: Lips Author: Flashlight (Guernica Editions)
Christina Zawadiwsky's review of Malala.
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