Poetry. WORDS ON THE STREET is set in the center of a mystery. An infant is abducted and seven symbolic figures play their metaphoric fiddles while humanity is plagued by chronic threat, insecurity, and confusion. This is not a book for the faint of heart. It is to be read at the peril of complacency. It situates the reader in a landscape choked with graffiti, teeming with hearsay and falsehood. Human existence roils with questions about artifice and reality; the absurd and the comic; good and evil; the knowable and the unknowable. Above all, the words on the street, namely Anna Rabinowitz's words, pave the street we all inhabit, speaking from the primal core of the human predicament: the conundrum between two whys.
"Anna Rabinowitz at her highest, boldest register."—Timothy Donnelly
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.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA