Poetry. The Red Dress is a series of deliciously poised, witty, often amorous poems by Billie Chernicoff, a poet who has received the highest praise from her fellow-poets and readers alike.
"THE RED DRESS: CHARMS TROUBLED & AMOROUS, by Billie Chernicoff, brings to mind an afternoon spent in a botanical garden of the old world: a Venetian garden of earthly delights, of rare carnivorous and medicinal plants, of opium poppy blossoms and lush mystery. This lovely collection of poems guides us through a woman's sensual and full life."—Brenda Coultas
"For all of the resonant, bewitching talismans of the old world and gathered leaves her poems proffer, for all the lovers that inhabit these rooms, Chernicoff is too wise to get lost in the lustres of the materials—however beguiling or charged. THE RED DRESS works as a kind of tarot, shifting dimensions, spheres, and earthly elements as it unwraps the soul stuff. Folio of all your faces I wed is a poet (and seeker's) electrifying vow."—Kimberly Lyons
"In her slow, slender lines she invites collusion with the reader's breath, so we find ourselves breathing along with the text, startled by what she's just made us say. She leads us into a sensuous world of vivid, unsentimental love, love not just for bodies but for moves and circumstances."—Robert Kelly
|Publisher:||Dr. Cicero Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Billie Chernicoff was conceived in the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg by a soldier and a ballerina, born left handed in Detroit, and educated at Bard College. She raised a daughter in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and writes. She has worked as a printer, editor, teacher and gardener. Her book, The Pleasures, was published online in 2014 by Metambesen, at http://www.metambesen.org/books/. A book called A Drop is forthcoming in 2015 from Lines Chapbook.