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Los Angeles Independent Publishing

Lesbian Books

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.


Covet

by: Lynnell Edwards
Publication Date: October 2011
$16.95 
ISBN: 978-1-59709-171-8
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Description:

“Lynnell Edwards’s third poetry collection, Covet, is a fascinating wide-ranging examination of desire. From the small and antique—a “Tinderbox Chamberstick w/Flint and Cover,” say, to the middle distance of “Available Light” and everyday life, to the wild freedom of turkey vultures “soaring / each spring over Pine Mountain,” her poems are witty, lyrical, commonsensical, and marvelously bold. This is a book worth coveting.”

-- Kelly Cherry

“Great beauty, these poems understand, often steals in unexpectedly—the bird through the window, the forsythia that erupts out of a wintry landscape. Again and again we encounter here “the breath of the ecstatic”, hearts “filled to bursting” “rush[ing] and skip[ping],” “thumping in [their] box[es].” Edwards knows how quickly the visions she seeks to capture fade to “ordinary pain.” The trick—one these lovely poems manage over and over—is to be the camera “shutter’s click and whir, imperceptible / as hummingbird’s wings.” I finished these poems grateful for their acts of thievery, their coveting. What a beautiful and accomplished book.”

-- Davis McCombs


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Reviews:

The Courier-Journal gives praise to Lynnell Edwards' Covet

Southern Indiana Review gives great review for Covet by Lynnell Edwards

Covet by Lynnell Edwards reviewed by Book Punch

News:

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Los Angeles Independent Publishing

Lesbian Books

Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.