- Eleanor Wilner
These are feverish poems indeed, ardent to the point of hallucination, burning between the sexuality of the sacred and the need to write: "to find the slingshot word...turning/ pencils into nettle-points," and to be the writing, incantatory as a curse, ancient as the lost world of Yiddish Poland, modern or timeless as "the fullness that begins with emptiness," the "bitterness that sticks/ like honey on the tongue." Dubrow's poetry is never less than astonishing.
- Alicia Ostriker
In these precise and soulful meditations, Dubrow combs through lost, illuminated fields of lyrical imagery for what's been "left for gleaners to find," and in doing so, restores some part of what we cannot live without.
- Dorianne Laux
BIO: Jehanne Dubrow's work has appeared in Poetry, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, and Shenandoah. She is the author of a poetry collection, The Hardship Post, and a chapbook, The Promised Bride. Her third book, Stateside, will be released by Northwestern University Press in 2010. She is an assistant professor in creative writing and literature at Washington College, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.