Poetry. "Like Philip Levine, Florence Weinberger's poems evolve masterfully from the ordinary into the extraordinary. Consider marrowbones, lovingly boiled down to their essence so her husband can spread sustenance onto bread and eat, his stomach forever flattened by concentration camp hunger no matter how much he tries to fill himself up. Her persistent introspection scrutinizes everyday events such as going to the supermarket and takes them into another realm of meaning. In Weinberger's world, what we wake up to is the first step towards insight and illumination"—Jeanette Clough.
Florence Weinberger was born in New York City, raised in the Bronx, educated at Hunter College, California State University Northridge and UCLA, and has worked as a teacher, legal investigator and consumer advocate. She has published five books of poetry: The Invisible Telling Its Shape (Fithian Press, 1997), BREATHING LIKE A JEW (Chicory Blue Press, 1997), Carnal Fragrance (Red Hen Press, 2004), SACRED GRAFFITI (Tebot Bach, 2011), and GHOST TATTOO (Tebot Bach, 2018). Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, her poetry has been published in numerous literary magazines, including Another Chicago Magazine, Antietam Review, The Comstock Review, The Pedestal, Solo, Rattle, SPILLWAY, and anthologies such as Family Reunion: Poems About Parenting Grown Children, So Luminous the Wildflowers, Images from the Holocaust, and Lifecycles: Jewish Women on Biblical Themes in Contemporary Life. Among awards are first prizes in the Poetry/LA Bicentennial, Sculpture Gardens Review, Mississippi Valley, Red Dancefloor and the dA Center for the Arts poetry contests. Author City: MALIBU, CA USA