POETRY requires a mature audience ENTER only if you are 18+
Knife Edge & Absinthe
Dear Reader: I am pleased my new book KNIFE EDGE & ABSINTHE- THE TANGO POEMS is out and getting strong reviews: " Jazz. sweet. slink.
They wrap their legs around you and then leap out" …"passion and juice, cold and hot, smooth and spicy…" — Lyn Lifshin d hot, smooth and spicy…"
— Lyn Lifshin
Knife Edge & Absinthe The Tango Poems
by Lyn Lifshin
Paperback: 60 pages
Publisher: NightBallet Press
Order from Amazon.com
Knife Edge & Absinthe- The Tango Poems is a handsome 60-page collection of never-before-seen "tango poetry"
by the legendary Lyn Lifshin. It contains a series of poems that explores the erotic knife-edge of freedom and loss of self
in the absinthe of dancing the tango. For a single copy, only $10 plus $2 shipping! This fantastic book is available now!
Reviews of Knife Edge:
The Tango Poems These tango poems are jazz, sweet, slinky.They wrap their legs around you and then leap out,
leaving your heart beating. They pull you in as only tango does, all passion and juice, cold and hot, smooth and
spicy...your head left slightly off-center, off the main beat, not knowing whether to breathe or not. Lifshin is dancer
and poet and if anyone could embrace tango in words, it is she. Any poem quoted from this book will make you
stand up, quiver slightly and be ready to fall off into the ecstatic abyss of eroticism.
"Tango Before the Light Goes Blood
streaks tourmaline sky.
put on your ruby skirt,
transparent as rose gauze
fishnet scissors under.
When stars glaze the
This little book will leave a tart, sweet/sour taste and you will crave more.
-Alice Pero As far as KNIFE EDGE & ABSINTHE
(ha - - who was it that said "absinthe makes the heart grow fonder" - lol) - - is a beautiful book. I read it one sitting
on the subway The poems in this book are just wonderful - - reinforcing why she is my favorite poet in the world!
You would think with all the work I've read and reviewed of hers that nothing could surprise me, but these poems
did - - they make me want to write poetry, they also make me want to take TANGO lessons (I'm serious!)
— Cindy Hochman
The following review published July 2, 2012 By Christina Zawadiwsky
are what we follow
to find the source
and in tango, the
source is why the
person chooses this
dance, the repetition
of patterns is what
we perceive as
harmony, it makes
us believe every
thing is well
in our universe
Knife-Edge & Absinthe – The Tango Poems, is about passion, both for life in general and for the dance itself.
Beautifully produced by Dianne Borsenik’s NightBallet Press, this book of poems is Lyn Lifshin’s testament to a
life of romance and precision, of following one’s partner in set patterns that linger like the night air after the dance
is over and a new dance may be beginning in the hearts and minds of the dancers. A dancer herself who has
seriously studied ballet, Lifshin unfolds for us the longing that is inherent in the the dance, particularly the tango,
as is evidenced in this poem:
you drag your foot
in a circle as if
drawing on the
sand. The foot
never leaves the
ground. The lapiz
is a motion that
can be done with
aggression like a
bull pawing the
follower can do it
by herself during
a pause but
when both dance
they make a slow
keep their bodies
still and just
move their feet
the floor. It can
be very sensual,
a suspended state
—Review by Christina Zawadiwsky
POETRYREPAIRS 12.09: 100