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Always Say Goodnight: Elegies for Lenora

Always Say Goodnight: Elegies for Lenora

by Matt Bialer
Always Say Goodnight: Elegies for Lenora

Always Say Goodnight: Elegies for Lenora

by Matt Bialer


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A tribute to the author's beloved late wife , Lenora Lapidus, who was Director of the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Ms. Lapidus died on May fifth, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.

This full-length collection contains narrative poems that are “intensely personal and yet their greatness lies in the universal truths they reveal. About love. About grief. About longing and anger and desire and passion.... [Each poem is] a clarion call—reminding us to count our blessings and hold fast to the now” (Dora Rose, Deputy Director, League of Women Voters of California).

Seb Doubinsky, novelist, poet, and academic, calls ALWAYS SAY GOODNIGHT "a beautiful and moving ode to love and loss."

This book also features two of the author's watercolor paintings, three photographs, and quotations from five of the poems in DIAGNOSIS, a collection by Lenora Lapidus (published in 2013 by Leaky Boot Press).

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998037592
Publisher: KYSO Flash
Publication date: 03/21/2020
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Matt Bialer is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry including Radius (Les Editions du Zaporogue); Already Here, Ark, and Black Powder (three from Black Coffee Press); Bridge, The Valley of the Eight, and Third Eye of the Inner Light (three from Leaky Boot Press); Tell Them What I Saw (PS Publishing, UK); Formation (Weirdo Magnet); He Walks On All Fours (Dynatox Ministries); and Ascent and Wonder Weavers (two from Bizarro Pulp Press). His poems have appeared in many print and online journals including Cultural Weekly, Forklift Ohio, Gobbet, Green Mountains Review, H_NGM_N, and La Zaporogue.

In addition, Matt's an acclaimed street photographer (primarily black-and-white) and an accomplished painter of watercolor landscapes who has exhibited his works widely. Some of his photographs are held in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, and the The New York Public Library, and his watercolors reside in many private collections. His photographic monographs, A Moment's Notice (with foreword by D. Foy) and More Than You Know, were published by Les Editions du Zaporogue in 2016 and 2011, respectively. The same publisher issued a book of his paintings in 2012, Shadowbrook.

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