Risa Denenberg lives a quiet life in a place of stunning beauty on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state and earns her keep as a nurse practitioner. She is a co-founder and editor at Headmistress Press, publisher of lesbian poetry.
Her publications include: Whirlwind @ Lesbos (Headmistress Press, 2016); In My Exam Room (The Lives You Touch Publications, 2014); blinded by clouds (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2014); Mean Distance from the Sun (Aldrich Press, 2013); and What We Owe Each Other (The Lives You Touch Publications, 2013).
She is available for readings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Praise for Whirlwind @ Lesbos
Risa Denenberg’s Whirlwind @ Lesbos is a fine coming-of-age collection especially relatable to women who evolved during the 70s and 80s and discovered woman love. Spare and sensual, the poems embody the struggle with yearning, loss, and acceptance. Confronting the complexity of physical desire and how it wanes with age, these poems leave the reader wanting to read them again and again. They are the real stuff—emotional heart and power. @ CHELLA COURINGTON
This is a wild collection, which is both vulnerable and duplicitous, sharp-edged and soft. It is a contemporary book that stretches back into the memory of love when it was more dangerous and tinged with loss. It feels often like the speaker of these poems has herself by the throat – for this reason, among others, it is satisfying to read. https://drizzlereview.wordpress.com/2017/05/15/local-forecast-whirlwind-lesbos-by-risa-denenberg/