Barbara F. Lefcowitz

Rookie (New York City)

Biography of Barbara F. Lefcowitz

I've published nine poetry collections, listed below, and am now working on a New & Selected collection, which I hope to publish as an e-book. Tentative title is 'Combing the Rain.' Have also published fiction and essays, won writing fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Maryland Arts Council and individual journals. A native New Yorker, I now live in Bethesda, MD.

Barbara F. Lefcowitz's Works:

A Risk of Green, The Wild Piano, Shadows & Goatbones, The Minarets of Vienna, A Hand of Stars, The Queen of Lost Baggage, The Politics of Snow, Photo Bomb Red Chair,
The Blue Train to America. Updates

Black-Eyed Susans

I need only admire the vivid yellows
when I drive past fields of black-eyed susans
their stems intertwined
to keep each other from falling
in the autumn wind
but can’t stop myself from thinking
of abused women
huddled in outdoor shelters
until they stiffen in the first frost

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