"Infraction, the first novel by accomplished poet and nationally syndicated columnist Yvonne Zipter, is a poignant tale of suppressed yearning and potential. In 19th century Russia, which is more of an infraction for Marya Zhukova, her love for mathematics or for a woman? Zipter's evocative book is based on a true story of a gifted gay geometer who was forbidden to follow both her head and her heart. Infractionwill leave you reeling for how much has been squandered in the name of tradition and status quo."
- Mary Kay Zuravleff, author of Man Alive! and The Bowl Is Already Broken
Kissing the Long Face of the Greyhound
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"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."
Other Recently Published Work
The poem "Valedictory for My Womb" was published in the February 2021 issue of South Florida Poetry Journal.
- The poems "Salt" and "Sacred Space" were published at Autumn Sky Poetry Daily in September and October 2020, respectively.
> 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.
9/26/20 Normal Public Library, now available on YouTube.
10/2/20 Women and Children First Bookstore, now available on YouTube.