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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Deena Metzger on Anais Nin 2/3


Deena Metzger talks about Anais Nin for Anais Nin @ 105 at the Hammer Museum. Organized by Steven Reigns

Metzger met Anaïs Nin in 1966 when she was the Literary and Arts editor of the LA Free Press and first became familiar with her work by reviewing Collages. They became close friends, sharing dreams, writing and their lives until Anaïs' death. When the first Diary was published, Deena reviewed it and they celebrated with a costume publication party at Deena's home: Come as one of Anaïs' Characters. In turn Anaïs endorsed Deena's first book Skin:Shadows/Silence: A Love Letter in the Form of a Novel. Since then the poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, healer has written many works including Entering the Ghost River: Meditations on the Theory and Practice of Healing; From Grief into Vision: A Council; Tree: Essays and Pieces; and Writing For Your Life: A Guide and Companion to the Inner Worlds. She co-edited Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals. Her novels include The Woman Who Slept with Men to Take the War Out of Them, The Other Hand, What Dinah Thought and Doors: A Fiction for Jazz Horn. Her most recent books of poetry are Looking for the Faces of God and A Sabbath Among The Ruins. Ruin and Beauty: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming in 2008. Her plays include Not As Sleepwalkers and Dreams Against the State.

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