Poetry. Women's Studies. Jewish Studies. "Much like the paintings of her muse Frida Kahlo, Tamara Zbrizher's poems throb with life force and remind us of the necessity of art. As this poet explores what it means to carry, birth, and raise a child, and what happens to the artist-mother in the process, her boundaries seem to give way. What is a self when it's tethered to others so completely and deeply? Mother, daughter, wife—how many selves are there? Zbrizher asks urgent questions and finds scabs / where home once was. TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD refuses the easy comfort its title implies, instead the poet draws us deep into a new becoming."—Anne Marie Macari
Tamara Zbrizher is a Ukrainian American poet. Her work ranges in subject matter from her Jewish heritage, motherhood, womanhood, immigration and the passage of time. Her work has appeared in Lunch Ticket, Naugatuck River Review, The New Engagement, Driftwood Press, and Lamplighter Magazine. Her poem "When the Holocaust Burns Your History You Grow Myth" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in New Jersey with her son and two overfed cats.
Author City: HOBOKEN, NJ USA