Follow the youtube link below to hear the poet read, dinner with death, one of the poems from her debut collection of poetry, Hell on Heels poems by Alicia Young, now available from Lady-Lazarus Press. Cover art by Billy Burgos.
The book may be purchased in the bookstore at Lady-Lazarus Press my following the link below:
Alicia will be performing in Santa Monica on October 19th at The Rapp Saloon at 7:30 pm and at The Cobalt Cafe on October 23rd at 9:00pm.
9 replies on “Listen to Alicia Young read her poem, dinner with death, from her debut collection of poetry, Hell on Heels poems by Alicia Young. Now available from Lady-Lazarus Press!”
this was magical…just magical….
Bravo! Thank you …
U already got my msg…. Just listening again…. I want to share this with everyone who is worth a Damn
xoxo, sweetie…thank you for giving a damn and for being one of my strongest advocated. love
The cover alone is luscious enough to catch my eye. As a loyal follower and fan of over a year now, I have to say you’re the first WordPress poet I would give a book deal were I still in the business. Your poems resonate both within the moment and into eterternity; especially noteworthy are *black and blue* for its raw honesty and poignant identification with/to any of us whom life has blessed with truly disfunctional relationships (far too many of us, and what salvific it is for someone to express shared woes so articulately!); *dinner with death* as demonstrated in your youtube link is one of the best dramatic readings I’ve heard, and I am a student of poetry through and through (I’ve heard thousands, read at least a million); and for its raw and tear-jerking tenderness, I could not but mention *i saw them slow dancing* . . . these poems alone, for this reader, are the cake. And yet so much more icing! The range of this collection from stark nihilism somehow cushioned by a palpable compassion to ironic humor to iconic nods toward confessionalism make this one of the best collections of poetry I’ve read in years. I laughed, I cried sad tears, I cried happy tears, and I shared in common tragedies with which I am all too familiar and yet whose details are foreign to my experiences. Not a dull moment in the whole manuscript. The biggest surprise here is that this collection is only the first in what promises to be a long and passionate career in poetry!
Kudos, sister poet.
Latter Day Psalmist, I am touched and humbled by your words and consideration. This was a difficult birth, a labor of love, and it makes the pains worthwhile knowing that it resonated with you in such a way. I know you’ve been to the darkest alleys of poetry, and the fact that you view my book as a point of light moves me. Thank you.
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keep all your stars out, sister.
that’s thanks enough
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