... the cut-loose characters of this sparse novel against a gray Detroit dropcloth ... and a scary, uncontrolled eroticism. -- Charlotte Carter
Black Lace has the power of a Depression-era Walker Evans photo. -- Lewis Warsh
Flirting with Bataille and invoking Kristeva, Barbara Henning plunges her beleaguered protagonist Eileen into the pitch of an existential crisis. -- Village Voice, July 4, 2001
About the Author
Barbara Henning was born in Detroit, Michigan. She has lived in New York City since 1984 and is the author of three collections of poetry, Smoking in the Twilight Bar (United Artists, 1988) Love Makes Thinking Dark (United Artists, 1995), Detective Sentences (Spuyten Duyvil, 2001), a novel Black Lace (Spuyten Duyvil, 2001), a novel You, Me, and the Insects (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005); three artist book collaborations, Words and Pictures (with Sally Young), The Passion of Signs (with Georgia Marsh, Leave Books), and How to Read and Write in the Dark (with Miranda Maher); and two pamphlets, Me and My Dog from Poetry New York, In Between from Spectacular Diseases (England); and a series of photopoem booklets, Found in the Park, Up North, Aerial View, Teacher Training,Thakita Thaka, and My Autobiography. A teacher for many years at Long Island University, she now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.