Lyn Lifshin

Lyn Lifshin lives and works in Vienna, Virginia and has published more than 100 books of poetry, including Marilyn Monroe, Blue Tattoo, Cold Comfort, Before It’s Light (which won the Paterson Poetry Award), and Blue Sheets, forthcoming from Black Sparrow Press in 2002. She has also won awards for her non-fiction and has edited four anthologies of women’s writing, including Tangled Vines, Ariadne’s Thread, and Lips Unsealed. Her poems have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines around the world and she is the subject of an award-winning documentary film, Lyn Lifshin: Not Made of Glass. For more information you can contact her website:

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