Poetry. Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and chosen by Publishers Weekly and the Poetry Foundation as one of the Best Books of 2009. A brutally honest epic of domestic proportions. MUSEUM OF ACCIDENTS rends the terrorizing forces of modern existence from abstraction and places them directly in our laps. The anxieties and elations of motherhood and marriage unfold throughout poems of uncompromising courage, compassion and fever. "Rachel Zucker may be Generation X's likeliest heir to the confessional legacy of Sylvia Plath, Louise Gluck, and Sharon Olds"--The Believer.
Marjorie Tesser in Literary MamaPublishers WeeklyCatherine Halley's Best Poetry of the Year@ The Poetry Foundationinterview by Susie DeFord @ BOMBlogStephen Burt in Boston Reviewinterview by Travis Nichols @ The Huffington PostMaureen McLane @ Critical Mass, the blog of the National BookCritics Circle Board of DirectorsDennis Etzel, Jr. @ seveneightfive magazinerob mclennanRebecca Wadlinger @ Pebble Lake Review
Rachel Zucker is the author of SOUNDMACHINE (Wave Books, 2019), THE PEDESTRIANS (Wave Books, 2014), and MUSEUM OF ACCIDENTS (Wave Books, 2009), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the co-author (with Arielle Greenberg) of the nonfiction title Home/birth: a poemic and co-editor (also with Arielle Greenberg) of Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama's First 100 Daysand Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections (both from the University of Iowa Press). A graduate of Yale University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Zucker currently teaches poetry at NYU. In 2016 she was a Bagley Wright Lecturer and wrote and delivered a series of talks on poetry, photography, confessionalism, motherhood, and the ethics of representing real people in art. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in 2012, a Sustainable Arts Fellowship in 2016, and residencies from The MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center in 2018. Zucker lives in NYC with her husband and three sons.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA