20 September 2017

Thumb hbn cover small.lores

Lullaby (with Exit Sign)

2013

Author Hadara Bar-Nadav

Soft Cover, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2", 88 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9833686-6-3

Winner of the 2012 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize selected by Lynn Emanuel

Hadara Bar-Nadav navigates the devastating depths of loss, with Emily Dickinson as her guide.

Price $15.00

Buy

The poems in Lullaby (with Exit Sign), explore the very nature of the elegy as rite, memorial, mechanism for healing, and raw utterance. Bar-Nadav asks, what is the shape of grief—its forms, silences, and sounds? The muscular music of her language and whip-sharp syntax join forces with startling imagery. Prose poems dominate the collection, held in place by the phantom scaffolding of lineated verse in which the poet listens for her father who “knocks on a little paper door.” This grand third book is a scrupulously crafted, brilliantly conceived sequence of poems. An essential and ravishing work.

Reviews

This grand third book is a scrupulously crafted, brilliantly conceived sequence of poems. An essential and ravishing work.

- Lynn Emanuel