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The Deep Heart's Core is a Suitcase

Lisa Fishman


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“The shape-shifting realms of longing are fitful setting for local genius. But here, in Lisa Fishman’s beautiful first collection of poems, is where for the love of the world we find ourselves. As a reader, I could say I see in these poems a devotion approaching to love, if love ever stayed still enough to take a linguistic reading of. The poet sees much more, though. There’s possibly no harder stance for the young poet to take up than one of love and longing. . .”
—William Olsen, from the foreword

New Issues Poetry and Prose, 9780932826466, 57pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1996

About the Author

LISA FISHMAN teaches in the English Department of Columbia College Chicago. She is the author of three books of poetry and three chapbooks and has a new book, F L O W E R C A R T, forthcoming on Ahsahta Press. Portions of that work appear in recent issues of A Public Space, Conduit, 1913, Volt, Interim, Women’s Studies Quarterly and other journals. Her earlier books are The Happiness Experiment and Dear, Read (both published on Ahsahta), and The Deep Heart’s Core Is a Suitcase (New Issues Press). Chapbooks are Lining (Boxwood Editions), KabbaLoom (Wyrd Press), and ‘The Holy Spirit does not deal in synonimes’: Notes by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the Margins of Her Greek and Hebrew Bibles (Parcel Press).