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Riding with Destiny Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1935520269 ISBN-10: 1935520261 Edition: 0th

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: NYQ Books (April 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935520261
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935520269
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,870,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jayne Lyn Stahl has been publishing poetry since 1967. Her work has appeared in such notable magazines, and anthologies, as The New York Quarterly, City Lights Review, Exquisite Corpse, Beatitudes: 33, Pulpsmith, The Jacaranda Review, Stiffest of the Corpse (a City Lights publication), Oakland Out Loud (a publication of PEN Oakland), to name but a few, and been translated into Spanish, Italian, and French. Additionally, Ms. Stahl is a widely published essayist, Huffington Post blogger, as well as a playwright and screenwriter whose feature-length screenplay, "Shakespeare & Company," about the censorship battle to publish James Joyce's Ulysses, is currently in development. She is a member of PEN American Center, in New York, and PEN USA.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay Shapiro on June 27, 2010
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David Shapiro says: Lynda Stahl's poetry is intelligent, fresh, triple positive. She findsa the world beautiful,
and as Fairfield Porter said, if one doesn't find the world interesting and beautiful, why paint it?
She isn';t a waxworks poet or a theoretical drone. She is lively, fresh, surprising and maculate.
She sees the strangest as familiar and the familiar is deranged, She is a real poets
with the real tears that Baudelaire put inside himself. She has taken the ride from and to Cythera.
She has come up with a poetry which is wise, not pedantic. And it is no contradiction to say she is a very strong poet who has a taste for what used to be called "shared vulnerability."
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Jayne Stahl's poems skillfully catch the deep faults and powerful strengths of our culture. By using a first-person narrator, she brings us into her poems where we find ourselves in an impersonal, public world as in poems like "On Waite Street" and "USA donuts,"or in an intimate, private world, as in "a fist of light" and "In Another Life". Her ability to open up the short personal lyric to the impersonal world beyond it is a major achievement.
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