Delaying Balance by Lorraine Henrie Lins



“In ‘Advice,’ the final poem of Delaying Balance, poet Lorraine Henrie Lins, channeling her mother, writes: “Listen to your hunger. Know/ when it’s real.” This splendid second book from Lins helps us not only to know what is real, but to grieve and celebrate it, to appreciate, as she says in an earlier poem in the book, the “irreplaceable beauty of all that brokenness.”

–Christopher Bursk

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“In Delaying Balance’s first poem, Lorraine Lins declares, ‘There will be blood’, and the reader is forewarned. By its end we have gone ‘too far into the killing to stop’ and are accomplices. Together we take note of both the purple bruise and the iris. In the last poem her mother advises, ‘Listen to me.—to the choices I have given you…’ As surely as the passing of the seasons, forgiveness and hope are choices Lorraine Lins offers us. This is a book to read…and pass on.”

–Patricia Goodrich, author of Red Mud and Verda’s House

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Delaying Balance

by Lorraine Henrie Lins

$12, paper


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