Jewess in a Forest and Other Poems aims to capture the process of creating a language for feelings we have no words for. A culmination of Rachel’s response to her journey with categorical mental illness, and the re-enacted generational behavior related to her Jewish family, 'Jewess' is an unfolding. Using what many have called the Jewish Mother Tongue, Rachel harnesses Yiddish to denote the purely emotive, sonic elements which English cannot. Jewess in a Forest and Other Poems is a peek into one American Jewess’s process of creating a poetic space for the songs, prayers and self-enlightenment she finds while deep in her own unconscious forest.
Rachel Kass lives in New England with her sister, two cats and a whole lot of books. Rachel’s work can be found in Hotel #5, Bomb Magazine, Maudlin House and more. Say hello on Twitter or Instagram @rhamphoid.
Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches
Cat No: DW-716