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Swimming in the Rain
New and Selected Poems 1980-2015
Chana Bloch

Autumn House
2015 • 220 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-938769-00-9

Swimming in the Rain is Chana Bloch’s gesture filled with poems that speak in a singular voice alone and that speak to one another across the life of the poet.”—Julie Enszner, The Rumpus

The new and selected poetry collection by noted translator Chana Bloch.

Chana Bloch's collection of new and selected poetry explores a retrospective view on Jewish texts and traditions, illness, death, gender, memory, and family life.

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“Chana Bloch is an absolutely essential poet, with a breathtaking gift for spanning, linking and leaping unforgettable images, wonderments, and wisdom. Her words travel with me at the center of my compass. This collection is a triumph, not to be missed.”—Naomi Shihab Nye

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 (Modern Library, 2006), and of poets Yehuda Amichai and Dahlia Ravikovitch.

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