Roots in the air: new & selected poems

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Copper Canyon Press, 1993 - Poetry - 77 pages
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Easily the best book of poems I have read this year. The paradoxically casual voice the author has chosen to write these poems of violence survived is superbly focused. Brilliant writing. Read full review

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Shirley Kaufman's poems are deeply personal, rooted in places and relationships. The section of poems about living in Jerusalem are particularly moving, juxtaposing daily routines with the routines of violence. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Shirley Kaufman is the author of seven books of poetry and several translations from the Hebrew. Her awards include the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award. A native of Seattle, Kaufman now makes her home in Jerusalem.

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