Lady Be Good by Lauren Hilger

ISBN: 978-1-937865-76-4
108 pages
Release Date: October 31, 2016
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Lauren Hilger’s debut is a masterful expose of filmic proportions. In each poem is a film beckoning to be viewed, emotional resonance pulling you in for a full embrace. Lady Be Good is a delight and declares Hilger as an important voice in contemporary poetry.

The Damascus Room

Against the ear a message from one world,

the cold of another, everything lit lurid by
skilled craftsmen. During the day, the escalators keep moving for no one. There remains that list of the last


things in the life of Prince Nikolay Bolkonsky.

Chapter 6 of The Last Tycoon.
Every other page not seen
in the book on display at the museum.


There was a message unmuted,

uninjured, talisman, all ivory hilt,

all of that paper, that manmade

tile, the window.


A seat for everyone— let’s just meet here again.