"Rachel Zucker may be Generation X's likeliest heir to the confessional legacy of Sylvia Plath, Louise Glück, and Sharon Olds."—The Believer
Rending the terrorizing forces of modern existence from abstraction and placing them directly in our laps, Museum of Accidents is a brutally honest epic of domestic proportions.
Rachel Zucker is the author of three collections of poetry and co-editor of Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections. A graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, she currently lives in New York City with her husband and three sons, where she is a certified labor doula.
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This forth collection of poems by Zucker (The Bad Wife Handbook ) furthers her project to portray the dark underside of marriage and parenthood in 16 mostly long poems that are as formally wild as they are self-conscious and emotionally searing.Aug 17 2009 | Read Full Review of Museum of Accidents
This poem yearns for the happy accidents that can arise from coupling, rather than the thought-out, overwrought, and ultimately inaccurate images that people use trying to describe love and lovers.While in most of this collection Zucker shows how accidents can affect us, here she shows that being...Oct 20 2009 | Read Full Review of Museum of Accidents