Tupelo Press, 9780971031043, 78pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2002
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Poetry. "DARKLING is a book-length sequence of elegiac fragments, obsessive ruminations on the lives of the poet's Polish-Jewish parents, grandparents, as well as her own, filtered through the eyes of an extraordinarily clear-eyed contemporary witness. It would be easy to sentimentalize the events portrayed - the childhood memory, for example, of nearly losing one's little brother because of one's own carelessness - but Rabinowitz's technical brilliance, allusive texture, verbal and rhythmic precision, and especially her self-irony give these lyrics their razor edge, their air of hard-earned authenticity. This is a deeply moving book" - Marjorie Perloff.