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.