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Flower Map

Flower Map

ISBN; 978-1622293216 | January 2013

$14.00 | Paperback; 25 pages

Purchase from Finishing Line Press

What Readers & Reviewers Have to Say About Flower Map

I am an admirer of Deborah Leipziger’s poetry for two reasons: first the sheer beauty of her poems and second the ability to make love seem like more than mere physicality, more than base emotion.
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Zvi A. Sesling, Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene

I wondered why the collection is named “Flower Map” and then it hit me. Flowers are the music that makes the poems sing. Intimacy is like a flower that opens and closes depending upon nature and like flowers, we also do the same.
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Amos Lassen,

A Lush Garden

Enter this book, this Flower Map, through “the gates—a mosaic of longing” into a lush garden, alluring and sensual. Experience the “rupture, rapture.” Deborah Leipziger has invented new forms of intimacy.

Judith Steinbergh, Author of Writing My Will

Key of Flower

Deborah Leipziger writes in the key of flower in the same way that Beethoven composes in the key of fate or Renoir paints in the key of dance. The poems themselves flower, regardless of subject; one feels drawn into the geography of their flowering and ours. Flower Map is more than just a chapbook, it is a handbook to a way of contemporary blossoming that only this voice, this soul-cartographer, could survey and gracefully, graciously provide.

Wayne-Daniel Berard, Co-Founder/Co-Editor,, a journal of spiritual poetry.

Poems of Desire

In Flower Map, Deborah Leipziger writes poems of desire and poems of maternal love with equal candor. She portrays intimate moments with the immediacy of a flower, making tangible the sights and scents that pervade our daily lives.

Jennifer Barber, Editor of Salamander, Author of Given Away and Rigging the Wind


In Flower Map, the lines are drawn with ink contained in a heart that is filled with light, a transcendence rooted in a faith in beauty. These are the poems crafted while following the trail of love through explorations of our humanity. In this impressive first collection, Leipziger shows her faith in the delicate and vulnerable as enduring qualities in our lives.

Afaa Michael Weaver, Simmons College, Author of The Plum Flower Dance