Fall/Winter 2016



Lyn Lifshin

BLUES BIX

wouldn’t stay in
school but went
out to the docks
in Davenport,
listened to the

long shore men
singing and
talking. His
father sent him
to Chicago,

it didn’t help,
he heard Louis
Armstrong,
Played in bars.
White guy with a

horn. Blues in
the butter. Died
of booze before
hitting 30, the
light on his horn,

the moon, a bottle


Lyn Lifshin has published over 130 books and chapbooks including three from Black Sparrow Press, Cold Comfort, Before Itís Light and Another Woman Who Looks Like Me. .

 


 

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