Lynn Strongin was born in NYC 1939, the last year of the Dirty Thirties, rto parents or European Jewish parents. Grew up in a rich cultural atmosphere. Polio at age 12 left her in a wheelchair, helped her develop her inner world. Fourteen published books as of this spring, she is a four time Pushcart Poetry Prize nominee, editor of THE SORROW PSALMS:A Book of Twentieth Century Elegy (University of Iowa Press, 2006) chosen "Book of the Month" by England's "Poetry Kit" and on the best-seller list in the U.K. udner books on grief. She is currently coed-ting with Al Young & Glenna Luschei a companion volume, a collection of poems CRAZED BY THE SUN: Poems of Ecstasy. Her two most recent books are full length collection of poetry The Girl With Copper-Colored Hair (or Chernobyl Apples) from Conflux Press and Rembradnt's Smock, Plain View Press. An entire issue of the Montreal e-zine YGRADSIL will be devoted to a forum on Lynn STrongin's work this summer. It will include reviews and a number of new poems.