Harriet Rubin's Mother's Wooden Hand (Phoenix Poets) (Hardcover)

By Susan Hahn

University of Chicago Press, 9780226312996, 89pp.

Publication Date: June 18, 1991

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Redolent of Chicago's ethnic culture, Susan Hahn's intensely personal lyrics emerge from the world of an extended Jewish family and its neighbors. The voices of these immigrants are imbued with the profound effects and memories of the journey "From a patrolled town in the Ukraine/to Baltimore on a boat, then a train to Chicago." Hahn's poetry is about love and the lack of love, about rejection, and about other forces—generational, political, social, and sexual—that overwhelm individuals and cause them to limit themselves both physically and psychologically.

About the Author

Susan Hahn is associate editor of "Tri-Quarterly" and co-director of TriQuarterly Books. Her poems have appeared in journals such as "North American Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, Southern Review, " and "Prairie Schooner." This is Hahn's first book of poetry.