Poetry. "DARKLING is a book-length sequence of elegiac fragments, obsessive ruminations on the lives of the poet's Polish-Jewish parents, grandparents, as well as her own, filtered through the eyes of an extraordinarily clear-eyed contemporary witness. It would be easy to sentimentalize the events portrayed--the childhood memory, for example, of nearly losing one's little brother because of one's own carelessness--but Rabinowitz's technical brilliance, allusive texture, verbal and rhythmic precision, and especially her self-irony give these lyrics their razor edge, their air of hard-earned authenticity. This is a deeply moving book"--Marjorie Perloff.
A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Anna Rabinowitz has published five volumes of poetry: WORDS ON THE STREET (Tupelo Press, 2016), Present Tense (Omnidawn, 2010), THE WANTON SUBLIME: A FLORILEGIUM OF WHETHERS AND WONDERS (Tupelo Press, 2006), DARKLING: A POEM (Tupelo Press, 2001), and At the Site of Inside Out (University of Massachusetts Press, 1997). She has written the librettos for THE WANTON SUBLIME, a monodrama with original music by Tarik O'Regan, and DARKLING, a multi-media opera with music by Stefan Weisman. DARKLING excerpts have been performed in many venues, and a full-length production ran for three weeks Off-Broadway. A semi-staged concert version traveled to Europe. DARKLING's latest incarnations are a CD from Albany Records, and a bi-lingual German- English translation from Luxbooks, Weisbaden, Germany. She has published widely in such journals as Atlantic Monthly, Boston Review, The Paris Review, Colorado Review, Southwest Review, Denver Quarterly, Sulfur, LIT, VOLT, and Verse. Her poetry has appeared in the anthologies, The Best American Poetry 1989, edited by Donald Hall, Life on the Line: Selections on Words and Healing, The KGB Bar Reader, The Poets' Grimm, Poetry Daily, Poetry After 9/11, Blood to Remember, Women Poets on Mentorship, and Aftershocks: The Poetry of Recovery.
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