Poetry. Rachel Tzvia Back's third full-length book of poems, A MESSENGER COMES is a harrowing book that takes the reader to the edge of grief. As Hank Lazer's writes, while Back's book is "beautifully rich and emotionally engaging, this is no simple book of consolation. In its steadfast beauty, it is a book of questions: can grief be sustained? What can we learn from the grief of another? Thus this is a messenger we will want and need to welcome time and again."
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Rachel Tzvia Back, poet and award-winning translator, lives in Galilee, in the north of Israel, where her great great great grandfather settled in the 1830s. Her books include WHAT USE IS POETRY, THE POET IS ASKING (Shearsman Books, 2019), A MESSENGER COMES (Singing Horse Press, 2012), and ON RUINS & RETURN (Shearsman Books, 2007).Author City: Galilee ISR