ALEPH From the silence of this letter title springs forth a book rich in thin lines of force. There’s an essential echo that runs through these poems, an echo of an old beginning. Like the oil pressed from olives, what these poems give forth is the essence of the soul’s song: “like fire / among the clamor / like / bellowing water.” An exceptional first book.
Tirzah Goldenberg was raised in an Orthodox Jewish community in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. She spent her undergraduate years at the University of Exeter in England and received her MFA from Colorado State University. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband Rico Moore and their cat Fennell. ALEPH is her first book of poems.