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linda lerner | something is burning in brooklyn

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Something is Burning in Brooklyn

Poems by Linda Lerner

Published 2009 by Iniquity Press. All poems and art copyright by the artists. ISBN-1-877968-45-5. Layout and design by Angela Mark. Cover by Angela Mark. Title page by Michael Shores. Some of these poems have/will appear in: Mobius, Poesy, New Verse News, The Brownstone Poets, Big Scream, Nomad’s Choir, Northwoods Journal, Rockburts Review, in No Earthly Sense Gets It Right (Lummox Press).

Something is Burning in Brooklyn is a collection of poems situated in a particular place, but could be anywhere in this country. My hope is that people who live elsewhere, who’ve never been to New York City, will find commong ground in the hardships caused by gentrification, have known what it’s like to be targeted as different, other, who have also pursued a dream, however unlikely to be realized, watched a mother slowly loos her grip on reality, as they are transformed to brother or sister by her dementia.Linda Lerner

Linda Lerner is the author of twelve poetry collections, the most recent Living in Dangerous Times (Presa Press(2007 & City Woman(2006), March Street Press; (both Small press Picks); Because You Can’t I Will, Pudding House, (2005); they also published her Greatest Hits, 1989-2002. March Street Press published The Bowery And Other Poems which was a Small Press Review pick of the month. She has been twice nominated for a pushcart prize. In 1995 Andrew Gettler and Linda began Poets on the line, (http://echonyc.com/~poets) the first poetry anthology on the Net for which she received two grants for the Nam Vet Poets issue. She has given numerous readings in the tri state New York City area as well as around the country. Her poems have / will recently appeared in Tribes, Onthebus, The Paterson Literary Review, The New York Quarterly, Home Plant News, Van Gogh’s Ear et al.

Angela Mark has been exhibiting and publishing her work since 1979. She has created illustrations for numerous books and magazines, including Wisdom Magazine, Byrenlee Press, Spirit of Change, Science Fiction Eye, and Dream Network. She is also currently studying to be a shakuhachi flute master / teacher.

Michael Shores is a fine artist, illustrator, musician and fledgling writer whose real life exploits approach fiction. He was recently voted one of the world’s best erotic artists. His art has been featured in magazines, books and CD’s. More on Angela Mark and Michael Shores can be found here…

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