Lorraine is a self-proclaimed Jersey Girl that found her way across the bridge into Pennsylvania.
She first fell in love with poetry via Bruce Springsteen's song lyrics. They made sense to her Jersey Shore summers and her perfect/flawed childhood. She currently attributes her passion for writing and her literary successes to one her favorite poets and mentor, Christopher Bursk.
"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
"Rueful, clear-eyed and rich with detail, these are poems that encourage us to confront fears, look forward as we look back..."
~ Hayden Saunier, author of How to Wear This Body
"Never have childhood memories been so sweet, or adulthood so keenly observed, each milestone carefully examined like a precious seashell picked out of the sand. These poems filled me with nostalgia, sometimes painful—but painful in a lovely way. If I were to cite my favorites here, the list would match the Table of Contents.”
~ Robin Stratton, aurthor of: Of Zen and Men and Blue or Blue Skies
"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
"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