This ground-breaking bilingual
collection of work from a distinguished group of poets explores the
rich mosaic of
Jewish identity immersed in Latin American culture. Miriam’s
Daughters raises questions about the impact of the Diaspora
and the experience of post-Holocaust generations. Divided by
theme the collection consists of four sections: Genealogies,
Illuminations, The Texture of Memory, and Jerusalem.
Miriam’s Daughters gathers
together such important literary
figures as Ruth Behar, Cuba; Manuela Fingeret, Argentina;
Angelina Muniz-Huberman, Mexico; Teresa Porczansky, Uraguay;
Rosita Kalina, Costa Rica; Matilde Salgoniall and Alejandra
Pizarnik, Argentina; Marta Kornblinth, Peru; and many
These poems blaze
through lineage, heartbreak, geography and history, always affirming
the power of language and life itself. They make me long for more.
—Katie Singer, author of The Wholeness of a Broken Heart
Drink from the sweet
waters of Miriam’s well—contributing Latina daughters, in proper
corazon, sing to and savor the sacred reservoir that belongs to Miriam.
—Dr. Isabelle Medina Sandoval, Anousi Poet and Professor
cover art is from a painting by celebrated artist Liliana Wilson.
who also created the art work on lluvia en el
desierto/ Rain in the Desert
ALSO AVAILABLE by the same author:
2. Mother, Speak To Us Of War /
Madre, Háblanos De La Guerra
Dreamer: Memory, Judaism, and Human Rights