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Her Absence, This Wanderer

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Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Jewish Studies. Rachel Zolf's first book of poetry, published in 1999, explores post-Holocaust Jewish identity and lesbian desire through a complex, multilayered textuality, seamlessly blending the erotic with the linguistic. As R.M. Vaughan noted in a 2000 review, "Zolf writes about the impossible, about events that defy poetry, in the only way possible—by making the unspeakable the silent, omitted undergrammar of her poems."

Finalist, CBC Literary Competition