Monday, January 25, 2010

The Book of Gretel by Zara Raab

Dear friends,

I thought you might enjoy my chapbook, The Book of Gretel, coming out this spring from Finishing Line Press. In this linked set of poems, I tell the story of the lost Gretel, evoking the sensations, perceptions and imagery of a child homeless and at home in nature. If you go to the Finishing Line website, and click on “New Releases,” you’ll see the chapbook there.

“These beautiful and unsettling poems proceed with dreamlike assurance through a landscape fully imagined and brilliantly described. In Raab’s transformative retelling of the folk tale, the northern forest itself joins Gretel as a central character: it is dripping, fog-bound wilderness, a place where “the promises of rain are kept” and homelessness becomes a metaphor for our abiding state of being.”

—Jean Nordhaus, Poet and author of The

Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn and


Finishing Line Press

Post Office Box 1626

Georgetown, KY 40324

Order your copy today by sending $14.00 (check or money order made out to “Finishing Line Press”) to the above address. Shipping is only $1 per copy.

Alternatively, order online at Click on “New Releases.”

Booksellers: email Finishing Line Press for information at

Pre-order purchase ships March 26, 2010.

Best wishes,

Zara Raab

1 comment:

痛苦 said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份 ..................................................