Poem in Volume 1
“It Wasn¹t Even Valentino but Tony Dexter, Made up with Slick Backed Hair, Eyes of Soot” — Page 75
Poet’s Note in Volume 1
Lyn Lifshin’s most recent prizewinning book, Before It’s Light (Paterson Poetry Award), was published in the Winter of 1999-2000 by Black Sparrow Press following their publication of Cold Comfort in 1997. Another Woman Who Looks Like Me was also published by Black Sparrow (David Godine) in November 2003 (order@godine). Also just published is A New Film by a Woman in Love with the Dead by March Street Press. She has published more than 100 books of poetry including Marilyn Monroe and Blue Tattoo. She has won awards for her nonfiction and has edited 4 anthologies of women’s writing, including Tangled Vines, Ariadne’s Thread, and Lips Unsealed. Her poems have appeared in most literary and poetry magazines and she is the subject of an award-wining documentary film, Lyn Lifshin: Not Made of Glass, available from Women Make Movies. Her poem, “No More Apologizing,” has been called “among the most impressive documents of the women’s poetry movement.” An update to her Gale Research Projects Autobiographical Series, On the Outside, Lips, Blues, Blue Sheets, was published in the Spring of 2003. She is working on a collection of poems about the famous, short-lived, beautiful race horse, Ruffian, new chapbooks, including Girls and Women and Mad Girls, a chapbook from Hazmat, and a new collection called There Were Days, So Persephone. For interviews, photographs, more bio material, reviews, prose, samples of work and more, her web site is www.lynlifshin.com. She lives in Vienna, Virginia.
Acknowledgments, Permission and Copyright in Volume 1
Lyn Lifshin: “It Wasn’t Even Valentino but Tony Dextler, Made up with Slick-Backed Hair, Eyes of Soot” by Lyn Lifshin is printed herein by permission of Lyn Lifshin. Copyright © by Lyn Lifshin.