The Hunger Song (Poems)


In this, her first book of poetry, Kim Chernin blends childhood memory and the confrontation with the sacred, in a pure, simple and classical voice. Here is the child’s passionate longing for the mother, guiding the adult woman’s desire for truth. The poems are filled with question, doubt, knowledge, the many shades of human anger and sorrow and–always–a sense of love. These poems, in the words of Allen Wheelis, “are heart-songs of great intensity and haunting echoes.”

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