Quote from Lynn Strongin, American poet: The word is my shepherd; it lights up dark rooms.

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Lynn Strongin | Introduction

This site serves as an introduction to Lynn Strongin, a contemporary American poet. It includes a brief biography, a complete bibliography, exerpts from reviews of her work, and selected poems from her seven books. 

Strongin is best known for her perceptive and evocative poems on illness and medicine, her meditations on the nature and cost of talent, and her visionary love poems. Her work has been described as intense, crafted,  mysterious poetry that “woos the reader by dint of sheer lyricism and imagination.”

Hers is demanding poetry, dealing with challenging themes expressed in highly charged language and metaphor, but it rewards the reader with a haunting and powerful record of experience fully, brilliantly, and passionately lived.

Before exploring the site, please read about this site’s important features and requirements.

Site Contents

Details on Strongin’s life, along with a few photographs, are found in the biography section. A complete listing of her publications is found in the bibliography section, broken out into

Exerpts from Lynn Strongin’s books and other publications are found in the poetry pages. This material is copyrighted, and cannot be used without written permission. See the  copyright and fair use restrictions  for details.

The poems are in Acrobat PDF file format, and you’ll need the free Acrobat Reader plug-in to view them. See Obtaining And Using The Acrobat Reader for details.

Important Site Requirements

To maximize accessibility and usability across various types of computers and connections, this site does not at present use animations, image maps, or other forms of programming such as Javascript or Java.

This site is best viewed in Netscape 4.6 and Internet Explorer 4.0 or later. You will also need the free Acrobat Reader plug-in (version 4 or above) to view the poems.

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