Let Me Open You a Swan
brims with intellect and artistry. In "The Migraine's Art" she writes "harried by heaven's hurt.../the fox is out and bells are tolling fire/or priests,/their knuckles a nick in my skull." --Lynn Emanuel
Deborah Bogen...sees clearly into the past with a fierce imagination that brings forward the body's cargo...her endings turn us both inward and outward.. --Christopher Buckley
What we have in Deborah Bogen's Let Me Open You a Swan
is sublime poetry, the rare gift of a terrifying look into the shaping of a warrior poet and her work. --Michelle MItchell-Foust
About the Author
Deborah Bogen's poems and reviews appear widely. Her first full-length collection, Landscape with Silos, won the 2005 XJ Kennedy Poetry Prize and was published by Texas Review Press in 2006. Recent poetry can be found in Shenandoah, The Gettysburg Review, Field, Margie, and Poetry International. Her chapbook, Living by the Children's Cemetery, was selected by Edward Hirsch as winner of the 2002 ByLine Press Chapbook Competition. She now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she runs free fiction and poetry workshops. Bogen's latest collection, LET ME OPEN YOU A SWAN (Elixir Press, 2010), won the Antivenom Prize judged by Michelle Mitchell-Foust.