Friday, September 11, 2009

PWP Releases Maria Lisella's TWO NAKED FEET

In a quietly seductive voice Lisella takes the reader on journey after journey, to exotic locales like Havana, Venice and Dubrovnik, places steeped in myth and bloodshed. With crystalline descriptions reminiscent of Elizabeth Bishop, she mixes the haunted elegance of the old world and the disturbed consumerism of the new. TWO NAKED FEET is brilliantly wired with the tension of paradox. It is about exile and the movement of peoples, the destruction and pastiche of cultures, the chasm between the idealized world and the colloquial one. Lisella writes with depth and simplicity. Her “I” rarely steps outside of the observing eye to become autobiographical, and yet the poems are remarkable for their passion.

—STEPHANIE DICKINSON Award-winning author of Half Girl and Road of Five Churches

TWO NAKED FEET by Maria Lisella (PWP, Sept 2009)

by Maria Lisella
ISBN 978-0-9841844-1-5
(soft cover/saddle-stitched/24 pp.)
$8.00 (+ $1.50 S&H)
September 2009

Maria Lisella is Program Coordinator for the IAWA readings at the Cornelia St. Café, and is co-editing an anthology based on those readings. She lives in Long Island City and was a finalist in the competition for Poet Laureate of Queens in 2007. A longtime travel writer, she currently edits a national travel trade magazine and is a member of the New York Travel Writers Association.

Photo Credit: Stillman Rogers

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