Secretariat
The Red Freak, The Miracle
Poetry
5.5 x 8.5, 160 pp.
Pub Date: 04/04/2014
  paper
Price:        $12.95

978-1-937875-61-9

Published by Texas Review Press

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Secretariat

The Red Freak, The Miracle

Lyn Lifshin

"This full arc of life—bigger than imagination in a raging fire—is set on paper by a poet obsessed with beauty, hooves, and the passion of flight....In Lifshin’s language, spare yet metaphorically profound, we enter into that animal grace that only a true poet can convey, as we race on from poem to poem, joining Secretariat in triumph—'not for a win but a coronation.'” --Laura Chester

AS THE DAYS GET LONGER

the horse dreams
of flying in the air
like a gust of wind
on an abandoned
Christmas tree,
red exploding like
a spurt of light,
flaming wildly like
those boughs of
northern lights
out of darkness

LYN LIFSHIN has published over 140 books. She has several books from Black Sparrow Books. Her web site, www.lynlifshin.com shows the variety of her work, from the equine books, The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian and  Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness, to recent books about dance: Ballroom and Knife Edge and Absinthe: the Tango Poems.

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