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Suzanne Frischkorn is a fierce and fearless poet, In Girl on a Bridge, she first upends our dainty notions of girlhood and then leads us into the wilderness of violence, madness, fear, and love -- and does so with beauty and tenderness. --Julianna Baggott   Good citizens beware: Suzanne Frischkorn had let  Girl on a Bridge  loose on the world and she's spreading the word about the furies of femininity and the madness of motherhood with its "stone weight of home." These poems burn holes on the fairy tale pages of domestic fantasy and uncover the treacherous (though more exciting) narratives of those women who dare stray from the path, or at the very least, who celebrate their desires: "What's more flattering than being wanted by a mouth that waters?" This book of finely crafted verse holds up its poetry like a lovely razor blade. --Rigoberto ...
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Suzanne Frischkorn is a fierce and fearless poet, In Girl on a Bridge, she first upends our dainty notions of girlhood and then leads us into the wilderness of violence, madness, fear, and love -- and does so with beauty and tenderness.

--Julianna Baggott

 

Good citizens beware: Suzanne Frischkorn had let  Girl on a Bridge  loose on the world and she's spreading the word about the furies of femininity and the madness of motherhood with its "stone weight of home." These poems burn holes on the fairy tale pages of domestic fantasy and uncover the treacherous (though more exciting) narratives of those women who dare stray from the path, or at the very least, who celebrate their desires: "What's more flattering than being wanted by a mouth that waters?" This book of finely crafted verse holds up its poetry like a lovely razor blade.

--Rigoberto González 

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The First Signs

And forsythia tumbles
over the fence
wild with yellow--

When I was seven a wasp
landed on my lip
drawn by the sweetness 
of my mother's red lipstick

--while purple flagstones
split with grass.

The same day a child next door
squeezed six new kittens dead.
That's when I knew--

There are two shades of still.

 

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Frischkorn is the author of Girl on a Bridge (2010), and  Lit Windowpane, (2008), both from Main Street Rag Publishing. In addition she is the author of five chapbooks, most recently American...

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Published Reviews

Oct.25.2008

Lit Windowpane
Suzanne Frischkorn
50 pp., Main Street Rag
ISBN 13: 978-1-59948-134-0
$14

reviewed by Justin Evans

I recently received my copy of Suzanne Frischkorn's...

Dec.07.2008

Spare, quiet, minimal in its approach, Suzanne Frischkorn’s new collection of poetry, Lit Windowpane, beautifully illustrates the power poetry has to say a great deal in only a few words. Most of the poems...