Frida Khalo told Carrie Weems that while she painted from her bed Diego scaled the scaffolding and reached the heights of the world. So much more her life emerged a woman of her times, I would have wished to be her lover slumbered in her bed. My real life never quite reached my poems but what didn’t kill me shaped me into stainless steel, forming a deadly … [Read more...]
About S.R. Lavin
Born in 1945 (d. January 2019), S. R. Lavin (aka Sholom Lavin) was widely published in the U.S. as well as internationally in England, China, Poland, Israel, Japan, and The Netherlands. Among his books are Let Myself Shine (Kulchur Press, 1979), The Stonecutters at War With the Cliff Dwellers (Heron Press, 1971), I and You (an original version of Martin Buber’s Ich und Du), Metacomet: The Saga of King Philip, and Journey to a Lone Star (Four Zoas Press, 1976), Big Meadow/New River (Jerusalem House, 1978), Perdido, a folio of nine poems (Jerusalem House, 2007), Voice in the Whirlwind Poems 1978-2007 (Red Lead Press, 2012) , and Mahat (or The Essence of Being).