Nancy Shiffrin to Read at Village Books in Pacific Palisades, CA

01/05/2009
NANCY SHIFFRIN and NEIL AITKEN READ

MOONDAY IN THE VILLAGE
Village Books Pacific Palisades
1049 Swarthmore Ave (off Sunset) 310.454.4063
Monday January 12, 2009 7:30 Open Reading at 7:00
contact: Moonday Poetry Series Alice Pero pero@earthlink.net
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Nancy Shiffrin is the author of

THE VAST UNKNOWING

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Read a selection from THE VAST UNKNOWING
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http://www.othervoicespoetry.org/vol36/shiffrin/index.html

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MY JEWISH NAME
WHAT SHE COULD NOT NAME
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Anais Nin: Individualist, Thinker, Creativity Advocate

“Buckle up. Hold tight! THE VAST UNKNOWING is like riding the rollercoaster. It will plunge you into despair, exhilarate you, shake you to the depths of your being, terrify you, elate, disturb. And leave you weak-kneed, dizzy and delighted that you saw it through to a safe landing. A ride not to be missed. ... words as weapons, words as balm, sometimes words that puzzle, words that arouse...In her poem, “At the Writer's Retreat”, Shiffrin quotes Anais Nin, “'There are no writer's blocks, only secrets we are afraid of telling.' Nancy Shiffrin isn't afraid. And no one will remain indifferent to the virtuoso power with which she reveals her secrets.” Ricky Rapoport Friesem, Poetica Magazine: Reflections on Jewish Thought

“Nancy Shiffrin's new book of poetry, THE VAST UNKNOWING, rekindled my fascination with Anais Nin.... Both writers explore personal relationships, the chaos of inner struggle, the beauty of nature, and sense awareness. The section on Fairy Tales calls to mind Nin's fascination with dreams and her continuous probing of the creative spirit...There is a frankness in Shiffrin's work that matches Nin's journals, and a similar autobiographical tone... Karen Kane, Paris by Design.

“September, 2001” (published here as “Lamentation”) touches us by conveying vividly not only the horror of the victims' ordeal but also the humanity of the perpetrators.” Liz Zelvin, AOL Social Work Forum Newsletter

“...the beauty, ugliness, drama, and force of the poems swept me to heights of 'Yes!' and depths of 'Oh no!' as I read each poem, identifying with the images expressed...Each poem (in THE VAST UNKNOWING) reflects the powerful force of words in the hands of the right person. Nancy Shiffrin has that power in her pen.” Susan Andrus www.storycirclebookreviews.org

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