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No Blues This Raucous Song is available from Slapering Hol Press, Small Press Distributors, or Amazon.

Selected by Grace Cavalieri of the Montserrat Review as a best chapbook for Spring 2010.

In No Blues This Raucous Song, the language is as fresh and
succulent as a cut pear. Wagner’s work is full of joy. It is also
full of soulfulness and sorrow, but these are packed into
lines of such delicacy and tautness that even woe sings like a
plucked string. As I was reading, I realized that I was in the
presence of a small classic.

—Lynn Emanuel

Lynn Wagner’s poems deftly honor our unruly impulses. She
has a marvelous ear for rhythmic urgencies of the American
tongue and a wicked wit. No word goes unnoticed on her
shrewd yet passionate watch.

—Baron Wormser


No Blues Reviews

Blogalicious: . . a thing of beauty and the perfect model of the art of book-making. Each chapbook in this limited edition is hand-sewn and hand-numbered. –Chapbook Spotlight on Diane Lockward’s blog more . . .

New Pages: “I don’t usually fall in love with a book before I’ve even opened its cover. But it just happened with Lynn Wagner’s chapbook, No Blues This Raucous Song.” – Sara C. Rauch more . .

Poemeleon: “Wagner’s use of language is a heady mix of the blues rhythms she reveres and reverberates to, and a lonely formality that puts her in a fishing boat with Elizabeth Bishop drinking, or invoking Emily Dickinson in the heat of her hellish room where the “the keys clacked ceaselessly all night long.” – Deborah Bogen more . . .



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