"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Posts tagged ‘What the Light Reveals’

Daily Prompt Love <3 The Reveal

22 July 2019 

revelation (n.)

c. 1300, “disclosure of information to man by a divine or supernatural agency,” from Old French revelacion and directly from Latin revelationem (nominative revelatio), noun of action from past participle stem of revelare “unveil, uncover, lay bare” (see reveal). General meaning “disclosure of facts” is attested from late 14c.; meaning “striking disclosure” is from 1862. As the name of the last book of the New Testament (Revelation of St. John), it is first attested late 14c.

Make art about a revelation, about what was revealed. 


Daily Prompt Love <3 Light & Transformation

15 March 2018

Make art about what the light reveals.


16 March 2018

Do the transformations of memory

become the changing lines of divination?

Is the continuum of a moment a red

poppy blooming by a fence?” – Arthur Sze

Make art about the transformation of memory.


Daily Prompt Love <3 Hello From the Other Side

10 March 2017

Make art about messages from the other side.

other side


Sometimes the Day is the Poem

“And remember to be kind
When the pain of another will serve you to remind
That there are those who feel themselves exiled
On whom the fortune never smiled
And upon whose lives the heartache has been piled….

Be aware of each other.

Take good care of each other.”


Monday Must Read! Rachel Heimowitz: What the Light Reveals

Monday Must Read! Rachel Heimowitz: What the Light Reveals

rachel HThis week meet Rachel Heimowitz, the author of the chapbook, What the Light Reveals (Tebot Bach Press, 2014.) Her work has appeared in Poet Lore, Spillway, Crab Orchard Review, and Prairie Schooner and she has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. She is currently the editor of arc-24, the literary journal of The Israel Association of Writers in English and she is due to receive her MFA from Pacific University in Spring 2015.

Visit Rachel’s Website


Buy Rachel’s book!

Tebot Bach Press: http://www.tebotbach.org/publication.html#lightreveals

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/What-Light-Reveals-Rachel-Heimowitz/dp/1939678072/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458560531&sr=8-1&keywords=Rachel+Heimowitz

Praise for What the Light Reveals

In poem after vivid poem, Rachel Heimowitz “gather[s] what is holy/into [her] palms,” using words and “the light between words” to describe life in contemporary Israel—fraught with danger and uncertainty as well as joy and vision. The precise music of these poems moves from somber moments of religious and historical reflection to the description of dramatic, even frightening, events in contemporary life, proving once again that political realities, faith, and personal, familial life are inescapably intertwined. These are, above all, accomplished and beautiful poems that will be read and reread for a very long time.
—Gale Wronsky

Rachel Heimowitz’s collection of poems, What the Light Reveals, is a remarkable debut. This brilliant, sobering, often harrowing – yet always lyrical – account of life in Israel is also a meditation on faith and family, both immediate family and the larger human family as well. As Rachel Heimowitz reckons her place as a woman in a time and place of war, we find ourselves, as readers, enveloped in one of the most intimate and dramatic sequences of poems in recent years. This is a book to cherish.—David St. John

“Holding”, Rachel Heimowitz says, “is a woman’s purpose”, and by “holding” she means keeping, securing, preserving, remembering, carrying deep inside as in prayer, witnessing, and testifying truthfully, earnestly and urgently. It is a woman’s purpose, this is true, and it is the poet’s purpose, too. Sometimes it is a splendid accident when a gifted poet is thrown into places and times that demand the poet’s heart and eye. In What the Light Reveals, Heimowitz shows herself to be precisely that poet, and the result is poetry of grace, exquisite wrenching, and stark honesty.—Kwame Dawes

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