Poetry. "ALEPH: From the silence of this letter title springs forth a book rich in thin lines of force. There's an essential echo that runs through these poems, an echo of an old beginning. Like the oil pressed from olives, what these poems give forth is the essence of the soul's song: 'like fire / among the clamor / like / bellowing water.' An exceptional first book."—Pam Rehm
Tirzah Goldenberg was raised among sycamore trees and rabbinic laws in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. She is the author of two books with Verge, LIKE AN OLIVE (2022) and ALEPH (2017), which consists of poetry partially written from fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. And she is co-author (with Norman Finkelstein) of THIRTY-SIX/TWO LIVES: A POETIC DIALOGUE (Dos Madres, 2021). She lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband Rico Moore and their cat Fennel.