The poems in Lullaby (with Exit Sign), explore the very nature of the elegy as rite, memorial, mechanism for healing, and raw utterance. Bar-Nadav asks, what is the shape of grief—its forms, silences, and sounds? The muscular music of her language and whip-sharp syntax join forces with startling imagery. Prose poems dominate the collection, held in place by the phantom scaffolding of lineated verse in which the poet listens for her father who “knocks on a little paper door.”
"This grand third book is a scrupulously crafted, brilliantly conceived sequence of poems. An essential and ravishing work."
—Lynn Emanuel, judge
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Published March 15, 2013
by Saturnalia Books.
Literature & Fiction.