Lorraine Henrie Lins


All The Stars Blown
   To One Side Of The Sky

"In this astonishing book Lorraine Henrie Lins teaches us by example; how to come to terms with the confusions of childhood and the challenges of experience; how to live as part of the human family and as a citizen of this planet where “the sun is an old sun / a beaten one that feels its own mortality....This is a writer you can trust, a book you can take with you on every journey, confident that its “good words” will bring you home safely, braver and smarter and ready for the next adventure. " ~ Christopher Bursk, author of The Improbable Swerving of Atoms"

I Called It Swimming

Lorraine Henrie Lins starts off her mesmerizing poetry cycle in the water, then goes to the safety of dry land, only to end with a poem about bluefish, as if to tell us that emergence outof one element to another is like a metamorphosis. This amazing book creates a synthesis between land and sea, desire and conformity. It’s like she opens the windows of her life to let you look at her struggles to remain whole, and then closes them gently, so as not to get dust in your eye. It’s a brave, guided tour of her world.  Lins is the new docent of poetry – she has the talent to make her experience sound new. ~ Hal Sirowitz, Former Poet Laureate of Queens, NY and author of:  Mother Said, Father Said and Before, During and After

Delaying Balance

In Delaying Balance’s first poem, Lorraine Lins declares, There will be blood, and the reader is forewarned. By its end we have gone too far into the killing to stop and are accomplices. Together we take note of both the purple bruise and the iris. In the last poem her mother advises, Listen to me.—to the choices I have given you… As surely as the passing of the seasons, forgiveness and hope are choices Lorraine Lins offers us.  This is a book to read…and pass on.   ~Patricia Goodrich, author of  Red Mud and Verda’s House 

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