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...clearly a woman's voice writing about women's experience, not safely, not at a distance, not with Olympian detachment, and surely not solely to be read with approval by men sitting in judgment . . . These poems are stinging; they tell us that women's bodies are still terrible and lovely, still secret, but they name those feelings in a loud, unflinching voice. -- Marjorie Roemer in HURRICANE ALICE

About the Author

Lisa Glatt was born in 1963 and has spent most of her life in Southern California. She holds an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches in the UCLA Extensions Writers' Program.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Pearl Editions; 1st edition (February 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1888219009
  • ISBN-13: 978-1888219005
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,555,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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LISA GLATT is the author of the novel A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That and the short story collection The Apple's Bruise, both published by Simon & Schuster. Her second novel, The Nakeds, is forthcoming from Regan Arts in June 2015. Her poetry collections include Shelter and Monsters and Other Lovers. Lisa's work has appeared in such magazines as Zoetrope: All-Story, Gulf Coast, Mississippi Review, Indiana Review, Pearl, and The Sun. A recipient of a fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy, Lisa teaches at California State University, Long Beach and is married to writer David Hernandez.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Erren Geraud Kelly on January 30, 2001
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she reminds me of bukowski, the simplicity of her language, but there is a lot going on in these poems...she writes about her sexuality, her childhood, her mother's battle with cancer, and she shows the reader the beauty you can mine out of vulgarity...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 1998
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If Gertrude Stein were to have had a literary offspring, Lisa Glatt would do her proud. Monsters & Other Lovers is an amazing book of poems. Buy this book.
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You need something vibrant yet compelling to kick-start a career in poetry, and with Lisa Glatt's debut book, she has done just that. If you know Glatt pretty well, Monsters and Other Lovers will scare you; if you don't know Glatt at all, the book will still scare you.

Published in 1996 and written over a period of many years before that, Glatt writes about what she knows and has experienced, albeit sad and horrifying in a mundane sort of way, it remains true and real. Split into four parts that loosely tie in with significant changes in her life - her mother's breast cancer, Glatt's own accident as a young girl, her move to 69 Rose Street. She even has some advice for impoverished writers with "I am Weird to the New Boys": When you write for a living/and no one buys your words/canned food grows appetizing."

Glatt is a fresh voice in this turbulent world of anger and pain, and she reminds us that even though life may be going to hell in a hand basket, there is still hope.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Melissa C. DiGiulio on January 2, 2003
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I found it interesting that people who purchased this book also purchased Alice Seybold's The Lovely Bones. While both are lovely in their own way, this book is full of the grit of reality, while of course Seybold's is the cotton candy world of the hereafter. Personally, I prefer Glatt's vision, though I thoroughly enjoyed both books. Glatt's work is stark and honest, yet human and infinitely forgiving. I highly recommend this book.
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