"As someone who is a lover of visual art, I see this collection as a collage of ideas and impressions that are representative of my artistic evolution, especially over the past few years."
From the book:
Lover might-be, more a stranger,
as wee frozen flakes descending last week
or white petals that wind will strew
in April were or might be;
certain dots coalesce by happenstance,
not for the thrill.
But what if she imagines to adore you, strokes
upon canvas reddened plum-round flesh,
just the velvet give of your lips?
…Oh, how fast is heat turned to flame:
orange-blues licking, jumping higher! Then,
just as fast reframed by circumstance, ravishing craving,
on second thought, and casting ash on lilacs not yet grown.
It's before dawn's first light prick that
any reciprocal tenderness is swept away; anything else left
on our sleeves, we'll pretend doesn't exist.
Originally from Texas, Robin Linn writes, studies and workshops poetry around Boston, Massachusetts. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, and has a fascination with circus-related themes and ideas of playfulness-in-poetry. Her poetry has been published in Saranac Review, SPECS, Redactions: Poetry & Poetics, and online at Amethyst Arsenic, where she was nominated for a Best of the Web award. She recently wrote a book review for Sugar House Review, where her poetry has also appeared. Robin is a volunteer/ coordinator for PEN New England's Freedom to Write prison writing program. Her influences include E. E. Cummings, the blues and other music, and visual art. She dreams of songwriting and every so often pretends to be a painter.
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