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A New Red: A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups: Poems Lana Ayers

A New Red: A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups: Poems

Lana Ayers

Published
ISBN : 9781931247825
Hardcover
129 pages
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Lana Hechtman Ayers sharp, vivid poems in A New Red allow a modern Red Riding Hood, an artistic wolf, and characters like Baba Yaga to spring to life. In one of the opening poems of the book, Baba Yaga Advises Red Riding Hood, Baba Yaga warns: NeverMoreLana Hechtman Ayers sharp, vivid poems in A New Red allow a modern Red Riding Hood, an artistic wolf, and characters like Baba Yaga to spring to life. In one of the opening poems of the book, Baba Yaga Advises Red Riding Hood, Baba Yaga warns: Never say yes/ when you mean no,/ and mean no/ all of the time. A meditation on the choices a woman makes in her life, in her relationships, and in her art, this book maps the journey through the trials, wonders, and frustrations of a love affair. Jeannine Hall Gailey, author of Becoming the VillainessNot since Edward Dorn’s Gunslinger have I found a poetic persona with this range, depth, insight and humor. Lana Hechtman Ayers’ A New Red: a fairy tale for grown-ups reminds me of Leonard Cohen’s songs: while they are often narrative, or conversational, they never lose their essential relationship with melody. These very human poems are built of angelic music, and ask serious questions of the world.—James Bertolino, author of Finding Water, Holding StoneLana Hechtman Ayers’ sharp, vivid poems in A New Red allow a modern Red Riding Hood, an artistic wolf, and characters like Baba Yaga to spring to life. In one of the opening poems of the book, “Baba Yaga Advises Red Riding Hood,” Baba Yaga warns: “Never say yes/ when you mean no,/ and mean no/ all of the time.” A meditation on the choices a woman makes in her life, in her relationships, and in her art, this book maps the journey through the trials, wonders, and frustrations of a love affair.—Jeannine Hall Gailey, author of Becoming the Villainess