fiction, poetry & more


by Lyn Lifshin

a relief to not have

his body, hips
shaping, twisting me
apart from myself
like a river
of lost days. I
said I would talk
about him the way
tribes keep memory
from going away. But
I confess, not a
whisper. When the
music starts, it’s
another other’s
arms, as of course it
always was

Lyn Lifshin‘s poetry collection, “Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness,” about the courageous race horse, was recently published by Texas Review Press. Known as “Queen of the Small Presses,” Lyn has written numerous books of poetry and has edited four anthologies of poetry by women.

February 2010