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New Messiahs
Henry Israeli

Four Way
2002 • 78 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-35-1

“All is in this book: our lives from hour to hour, the memories that define us, love, redemption...But in the end the question still remains: “Who will come to bury / he who comes to bury me?” Powerful, crystal clear, intimate and world-building, this book is testimony and proof that the miracle of our lives will continue. New Messiahs is the right title.” —Tomaz Salamun, winner of the Slovenian National Book Award

“In Henry Israeli’s debut book, we are still on the infamous train of the twentieth century, there’s no getting off, and we’re all responsible and helpless. Thankfully, however, these poems are noble memories of transformations, they allow that we are made of “little bones that contemplation holds together.” How the spirit carries the wounded body around in here! You can feel the real wind rage, feel yourself tested.” —Jane Miller, winner of a Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship

HENRY ISRAELI is co-founder of Saturnalia Books and Designer and Production Editor of Fence. He is editor and co-translator of Fresco: Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku, (2002). This is his first book of poems.

Tue, 15 May 2018 12:59:10 -0500