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My Father's Hands Spoke In Yiddish
Guernica Editions, Fall 2011
ePub (eBook)
ISBN13: 9781550715569
ISBN10: 1550715569
English
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Karen Shenfeld's careful, concentrated language draws the reader in. Hers is a charged, physical world where figure skates are "a shock of alpine white," and the Torah's "crowned letters dance." It is also a world marked by profound metaphysical connections where fireflies flash "coded signals of their secret selves." There is an irresistible brilliance and humour to several of the poems and Shenfeld's tributes to her redhot Jewish mamas -- Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, and Sophie Tucker -- will leave the lover of poetry wishing she'd offered more. -- Kenneth Sherman

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