Written by Jane Medved
“Deep Calls to Deep introduces Jane Medved, a poet fully formed, who weaves family life with biblical narrative, the ancient desert landscape of Israel with images of a city in a contemporary war. This is a powerful meditation on the notion of safety. Medved asks how we create a sense of it for ourselves in this world that serves up violence in the name of justice or empire or victory. This is a wise and important book.”
—Connie Voisine, author of Calle Florista and Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream
“This is a dazzling, kaleidoscopic exploration of the many ways that history—both global and personal—impacts our lives. We are immersed in her astonishing univeres, people by Cleopatra, Herod, and magical warrior women who birth language and carry the burden of lost children. Marked by war and loss, these poems are also reverent, beautiful, and defiant: a woman buried in honey for seven years haunts her husband. A mother mourns her child at a graveyard where ‘boys blossom, box after box.’ With great agility and skill, Medved crafts ghazals, sonnets, and free verse poems that rouse us with sonice pleasures.”
—Hadara Bar-Nadav, author of Lullaby (with Exit Sign) and The New Nudity.