At the Moonbean Café

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Guernica Editions, 2003 - Poetry - 62 pages
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Malca Litovitz stays in her poems with the arduous emotional path of her many attachments. She writes in a singular poetic voice of the groundlessness, the transitory nature of any relationship, and her wonder at the timeless quality of the traces love leaves in the mind and heart. 'At the Moonbeam Café' often deals with loss, ever present even in the happiest and most fulfilled instances the poems enact, but her joyousness, gentleness and wisdom, her caressing poetic voice and intimate address to the reader are authentic feelings beautifully and naturally projected. It is as if a friend strayed from a conversation over coffee about a love relationship into Provencal song without our becoming aware of the transformation of a banal conversation into high art. To use Malca Litovitz' favourite image of the poet's work, it is like a bird opening its beak to feed or sing, easy and somehow right even in the bleakest moments in human relationships.
 

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Contents

Beginnings
9
The Birth of Poems
22
Homochronos
35
Pretzel
48
Falcon Novel Paradise
51
Acknowledgements
64
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About the author (2003)

Malca Litovitz's first book in 1988 won the Canadian Jewish Book Award in 2000. She passed away in 2005.

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