Today's poem is "Baba Yaga Advises Red Riding Hood"
from Red Riding Hood's Real Life

Night Rain Press

Lana Hechtman Ayers resides in the Pacific Northwest with myriad monochromatic pets and one colorful husband. She's a publisher, writing workshop facilitator, and devotee of sea and sky.

Other poems by Lana Hechtman Ayers in Verse Daily:
March 19, 2017:   "'V' from Manhattan Island" "To investigate the universe, converse with Aristotle..."

Books by Lana Hechtman Ayers:

Other poems on the web by Lana Hechtman Ayers:
Three poems
"Ice Flow"
"Whisper, He's Driving"
"Of This Yellow"
Two poems

Lana Hechtman Ayers's Website.

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About Red Riding Hood's Real Life:

"Lana Hechtman Ayers' sharp, vivid poems in Red Riding Hood's Real Life allow a modern Red Riding Hood, an artistic wolf, and characters like Baba Yaga to spring to life. A meditation on the choices a woman makes in her life, in her relationships, and in her art, this book maps the journey through the trials, wonders, and frustrations of a love affair."
—Jeannine Hall Gailey

"Not since Edward Dorn's Gunslinger have I found a poetic persona with this range, depth, insight and humor. Lana Hechtman Ayers' Red Riding Hood's Real Life reminds me of Leonard Cohen's songs: while they are often narrative, or conversational, they never lose their essential relationship with melody. These very human poems are built of angelic music, and ask serious questions of the world."
—James Bertolino

"Celebrated poet Lana Hechtman Ayers reveals the true-life story of Red Riding Hood, recounting with tenderness—and a new erotic candor—both the anguish and hidden pleasures of straying from the well-worn path. Epic in scope but delivered with striking intimacy, the poems move us from the innocence of girlhood through the pulchritude of adolescence, the mendacities of marriage, and the transgression of infidelity. With whom will Red tango in the dark of the woods: the Huntsman or the Wolf? The answer is transcendent."
—Jeff Gomez

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