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Kissing the Long Face of the Greyhound (Terrapin Books) is available for purchase at Women and Children First Bookstore or your own favorite independent bookseller.

(Also available at Amazon.)


"Oh, how I resent the constrictions of blurbese in speaking of such a collection, given its abundantly laudable qualities. One is that rarest of features in our time, what the Augustans called Wit (see, e.g., "The Pencils Speak of Impermanence"). There is also Zipter's matchless eye for physical detail, ranging from the natural world to conjugal and even canine love. Supreme, however, is the poet's way with pathos: read, say, the paean to her grandfather Elmer and stay dry-eyed- I dare you! Early in the book, the poet complains, 'I wish I'd been around when the world was new/ and everything needed names,' and yet her own naming makes everything new again."

-Sydney Lea

Reviews of Kissing the Long Face of the Greyhound

"Humor, immense wit, and emotional truth saturates Zipter's verses." ~ Jim Piechota, Bay Area Reporter

"So much to love and sometimes to mourn in these poems. Blessed moments of wit and humor." ~ Kathleen Kirk, Escape into Life

"From nature, to love, to powerful human emotions, Zipter's poems find the beauty in everything." ~ Kelly Parrett, Key Reporter

Other Recently Published Work

  • The poems "Salt" and "Sacred Space" were published at Autumn Sky Poetry Daily in September and October 2020, respectively. 

    Other News

    Because of the research I did for my book Diamonds Are a Dyke's Best Friend, I was asked to provide commentary for the film A Secret Love about the long-term relationship between All-American Girl Professional League ballplayer Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel. It's an incredibly moving story and I am honored to have played a small role in the telling of it.

    Readings

    9/26/20  Normal Public Library, now available on YouTube.

    10/2/20  Women and Children First Bookstore, now available on YouTube.