Item description for Morning Prayer by Eve Grubin...
"In her strong, spare debut, Grubin writes from, and about, her Jewish faith, exploring and justifying it in careful images from modern city life, and in juxtapositions of Jewish liturgy with her own memories of crisis and epiphany: 'I have had moments that make hope / superfluous.' Her most ambitious work gives philosophical and theological propositions a dramatic clarity, even when they explore what she does not know: Heaven is like unhappiness / on earth only inverted into a finer tone / I am certain of nothing.' Grubin (based in New York City and currently program director for the Poetry Society of America) is also a poet of illness and recovery, of childhood and of maternity, watching and worrying about young daughters, then considering (in the exceptional "Brooklyn Window") her links to her own mother and to the radical '60s. 'My transgressions hope I will seek them,' Grubin speculates in one passionate, long-lined meditation, 'as God wants me to pray.' For all its explorations and doubts, however, Grubin's collection finds a final strength in paradoxical belief, 'living/ inside the laws and the lightning.'" --Publishers Weekly
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher Sheep Meadow
ISBN 1931357285 ISBN13 9781931357289
Availability 0 units.
More About Eve Grubin
EVE GRUBIN was born and raised in New York City. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, Conjunctions, Pleiades, Barrow Street, LIT, Pool, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She is the Programs Director at the Poetry Society of America, and she teaches at The New School University.