Flushing, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 22, 2011
Author and artist Yala Korwin walks readers through her gallery of poems in a new Xlibris release. Titled CROSSROADS, this book is a gift to those who yearn for the clarity, the lyricism, and the deliberate appeal to both mind and heart.
“Aging, loss, and mortality may stalk these pages, but the refining fires of her ‘private/busy/crematorium’ produce, instead of despair, an indomitable wisdom, joy, and acceptance,” says George Northrup, PhD, President of Fresh Meadow Poets. An example is her poem “Connections,” where she assigns the color black not to mourning but to “musicians/in formal attire.” Meanwhile, her opening poem “America! America!” records the fluttering of the immigrant’s heart on approaching the New York harbor. And her powerful sonnet, “Widows,” plumbs the wound that never heals: “each to her cold nest, with her secret load, / where no one waits, where silence has the floor.”
Capturing man’s intensity at its most raw form, CROSSROADS presents the many colors of human emotion to give readers an enlightened view of their existence. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Yala Korwin, poet and visual artist, has authored three books: To Tell the Story: Poems of the Holocaust, If Bones and Dust Could Speak, and Index to Two-Dimensional Art Works. She is a poet and a visual artist. Her poems appeared in numerous magazines such as Midstream, Blue Unicorn, Eleven, Orphic Lute, Mobius, Jewish Currents, Freshet, Bitterroot, Neovictorian/Cochlea, Poetry Digest, Point and Circumference, Piedmont Literary Review, and The Culvert Chronicles. Her poem “The Little Boy with His Hands Up” and an interview are included in A Child at Gun Point by Richard Raskin. Several of her poems have found their way into anthologies and scholastic handbooks.
CROSSROADS * by Yala Korwin
Publication Date: February 18, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 208 pages; 978-1-4568-0231-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 208 pages; 978-1-4568-0232-5
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-0233-2
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.