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Blood Honey
Chana Bloch

Available only as an ebook.



Autumn House
2009 • 80 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry


$9.99 Ebook, 978-1-932870-72-5

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“Everything we expect from the poet who tells our lives is here—and so much more. Documenting the decades, each of Chana Bloch’s four volumes... [continued in Reviews below]”—Tikkun

A poetry collection by noted translator Chana Bloch, author of four collections of poetry.

A poetry collection by noted translator Chana Bloch, author of four collections of poetry. As an inter-generational poet, Bloch explores the dynamics of family, relationships, Judiasm, life, and death.

Reviews / Endorsements

“Everything we expect from the poet who tells our lives is here—and so much more. Documenting the decades, each of Chana Bloch’s four volumes of poetry seems dedicated to another passage — the death of parents, the struggle with children, the breakdown of a spouse, and then of a marriage, and now, in our ‘Sixth Age’ (if we should live so long and be so lucky) the grace and comedy of late love: ‘We were sitting on my sofa with his dead wife. / ... I was tired of the future already, and we hadn't / started yet. We hadn't even started.’ But wait! ‘Sex is a brisk new broom. Tough, efficient. / It knows all the corners. // And that's how, one autumn evening, we began / dropping this-and-that onto the drafty floor / — history with its pockets, ticket-stubs, torn seams, / husbands and wives...Then that implacable broom swept us bare’ (“The Naked Future”).”—Tikkun

“These poems of intimate memory and sure-handed imagination survey the human condition with a tender, compassionate, and unflinching gaze. They take place in the world of the daily -- they eat, dress, make love, ponder, remember, mourn, and observe. They know some things about life that are hard to put into words, and for those things, they find words, and more. Chana Bloch's poems carry their reader into a hard-won, music-ripened wisdom.”—Jane Hirshfield, citation for Poetry Society of America Alice Fay di Castagnola Award

Awards/Recognition:

Winner of the Alice di Castagnola Award of the Poetry Society of America for a manuscript-in-progress, selected by Jane Hirshfield


CHANA BLOCH (1940-2017), the author of award-winning books of poetry, translation, and scholarship, is Professor Emerita of English at Mills College, where she taught for over thirty years and directed the Creative Writing Program. Bloch is co-translator of The Song of Songs, and of poets, Yehuda Amichai and Dahlia Ravikovitch. http://www.chanabloch.com/

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:44:28 -0500