Martha Ronk Lifson

Martha Ronk Lifson's book, Desire in L.A., was published by the University of Georgia Press, fall 1989 (under the name Martha Ronk). She is a professor of English at Occidental College.

Working Notes, Martha Ronk Lifson:

The series of poems about L.A. concludes work I was doing in more structured poems about the city becoming the desert; these attempt to capture slippage of all sorts. They were written during a time when the city made me especially frantic/manic and when I kept rearranging furniture to defend or keep up with the appearance and disappearance of minimalls, hallucinations, teenagers, love.

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