Singing Me Home is a collection of lyrical and narrative poems which take the reader through an autobiographical journey and which feature facets of self as memoirist, teacher, musician, daughter of survivors of the Shoah.
Praise for Singing Me Home:
The vibrant, memorable images that thread through Carol Lipszyc's moving collection would in themselves be enough to make Singing Me Home worth reading and re-reading… Infused with the awareness that the resources of poetry are "poor intermediaries" between us and an often hostile and indecipherable world, Lipszyc's poems nevertheless use those resources – what else do we have? – to come to terms with the deepest mysteries of life, both its appalling tragedies and its sudden, almost-redemptive joys. Like the hum of the dashboard heater in her father's red Pontiac, singing her home from Hebrew School, Lipszyc's poems sing us home, to the heart of our shared humanity.
—John Reibetanz, award-winning poet and critic
Singing Me Home is a hymn of praise to memory, to witness, and to those mysterious elements of the past, both individual and collective, that live on inside us. Alternately solemn and playful, mournful and joyous, it speaks clearly and eloquently to the deepest wells of our own ever-strange, ever-wondrous lives."
—Mark Freeman, author of Rewriting the Self: History, Memory, Narrative
A compelling debut collection of poetry. Well-crafted poems of keen observation and deep feeling."
—Miriam Kotzin, author of the upcoming, Taking Stock
Carol Lipszyc bears witness to her Jewish heritage, to nature, myth and the power of language in her striking and honest poetry.
—Kate Marshall Flaherty, winner of the Great Canadian Poetry Prize