“Intimate collection speaks to the Jewish soul…”

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“Anyone questioning the relevance of poetry in the 21st century could do herself a favor by checking out Rachel Mennies’ very intimate collection, The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, a finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Award.

Mennies, an instructor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, has produced a volume of poems that illuminates a shared Jewish experience, albeit in words that evoke the personal. The subjects range from faith and the questioning of faith to identity and the essence of Jewish womanhood over time…”

 
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Posted by Littsburgh on Friday, January 29, 2016

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