Landscapes of Light

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About the author:
B. E. Kahn is a grant recipient of both the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. Her poems have appeared in HARRISBURG REVIEW, PHILADELPHIA POETS, BRIDGES: A JEWISH FEMINIST JOURNAL, THE MAD POETS REVIEW, SCHUYLKILL VALLEY JOURNAL and the online TUPELO PRESS POETRY PROJECT, among other publications. A retired speech therapist, she lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and has taught poetry to intergenerational, interfaith groups. Her chapbook, SPRING APPLES SILVER BIRCH was published October, 2008 by Greenleaf Press.

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Landscapes of Light


Authored by B. E. Kahn
Photographs by Lynne Yellenberg
Cover design or artwork by Lila Rostenberg

"LANDSCAPES OF LIGHT is a voyage of discovery. Citing song and dance, with wit and imagination, B. E. Kahn relives for us a spiritual journey through the ancient world, following the light, in this case, eastward, from Greece to Jerusalem. In perceptive, life-affirming poems, she links Greek, Jew, Arab, glad for all of us that 'the folk keep dancing.'"--Elaine Terranova, Author of NOT TO: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS and winner of the 1990 Walt Whitman Award

"L' chayim! That's 'To Life!' in the Yiddish, which is said as a toast. And B. E. Kahn's hymn chapbook in memory of her mother Chana, SPRING APPLES SILVER BIRCH, is a book that fulfills its task. In Kahn's words: 'my task--remembering--your precious flame of life.' Her new chapbook LANDSCAPES OF LIGHT carries that task onward in fresh poems about Greece and Israel. To Life! To Light!"--Henry Braun, Author of LOYALTY: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS

"In this, her latest collection of poems based on trips to Greece and Israel, B. E. Kahn has carefully honed her craft. The poems draw the reader into the text for she is always alive to the moment. Yet, in a voice that is consistently lyric and nuanced, she also looks to the future. In 'Serafos' she wonders: 'Could I live here? Would my laughter/sing in the white houses,//through painted blue doors,/seep into pots of geranium?' And she continues her quest in 'Photo Taken on the Isle of Sifnos' in which she's asked 'What next? What next?' We hope that B. E. Kahn will provide answers to these questions with forthcoming poems and we look forward to seeing more of her work."--Shulamith Wechter Caine, Author of LOVE FUGUE

Publication Date:
0984184481 / 9780984184484
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Poetry / General

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