Martina Reisz Newberry

Rookie - 107 Points (2/20/1944 / Los Angeles)

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Martina Reisz Newberry has been writing for 50 years. A passionate lover of Los Angeles, she currently lives there with her husband, Brian Newberry, a Media Creative.

Martina Reisz Newberry's most recent books are NEVER COMPLETELY AWAKE(Deerbrook Editions) and TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME (Unsolicited Press,9/2017) . She is also the author of WHERE IT GOES, LEARNING BY ROTE (Deerbrook ... more »

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  • Martina Reisz Newberry Martina Reisz Newberry (5/6/2016 1:02:00 PM)

    Martina Reisz Newberry conjures the mythopoetic, the natural, conjures the contact zone of the body in nature, fully aware of itself and of nature's powers. Her poems are sometimes harsh and honest about the self in relation to others, and the lived life: human, to be sure, meditative in the face of death and ruin.—Albino Carillo

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Best Poem of Martina Reisz Newberry

What Beauty Does (From Take The Long Way Home, Unsolicited Press)

Oddly
Beauty requests nothing of us.
It's the homely beast, the uncomely woman,
the ill-favored child—
these are the ones who want to be
the swans of fairy tales,
the betês turned to princes.
Beauty only sits, static, wonderful
dreaming whipped cream dreams
and watching prodigious visions.
Like deer watching water,
calliope music over the water.

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