Lynne Knight

The Language of ForgettingThe Language of Forgetting

Sixteen Rivers Press (2018)

“Lynne Knight's mindful, lyrical The Language of Forgetting reads like a heart-and-soul video, Season One. Against a big backdrop of learn-and-let-go, each poem-episode streams me into her book's majestic mosaic, which I happen to feel as love vs. love. Her poetry thrills and intrigues, warns and shares, always in language that catches. Pluck any blue or querulous string--sex, God, a house that sings, kingdoms, learning and unlearning, girlhood, sisterhood, parenthood, death--and savor all the voices that quiver right back.”
—Al Young

There is no forgetting, really, in The Language of Forgetting. Instead, Lynne Knight holds on to what she cannot forget, all in the careful, caring language of remembering. The chaos of childhood, the bewilderment of parenting, the complications and contentments of long love, the unabating failures of the aging body, the sorrows that come with simply being alive--these are her subjects, rendered in poems at once painful and tender and necessary.”
—Andrea Hollander

 

Lynne Knight | The Language of Forgetting   Lynne Knight | The Persistence of Longing   Lynne Knight | Again   Lynne Knight | Night in the Shape of a Mirror   Lynne Knight | The Book of Common Betrayals   Lynne Knight | Dissolving Borders   Lynne Knight | Snow Effects/Effets de Neige   Lynne Knight | Defying the Flat Surface   Lynne Knight | Deer in Berkeley   I Know (Je sais) | Translated by Lynne Knight with the author Ito Naga