Eve Grubin’s poetry has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, La Petite Zine, LIT, Pleiades, The New Republic, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Her prose has appeared in many places, including Lyric, The Forward, The American Jewish Congress Monthly, Crossroads, modestyzone.net, and The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics (University of California Press, 2007). She holds degrees from Smith College, Sarah Lawrence, and The Bread Loaf School of English, and has studied at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education and Midreshet Rachel v’Chaya College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. She currently teaches at The New School and CCNY and is at work on a PhD in English at CUNY's Graduate Center.
These poems craft a dark, unsettling music out of the places where doubt and faith, words and silence, love and not-love meet. But these are poems also grounded in the common world, in Brooklyn mornings and Wednesday trains and a radio playing in the backround. What unites the particular and the whole are gifts of language and turns of truth which make this a powerful and persuasive first collection.—Eavan Boland