Winner of the 2011 Chapbook Contest
Poetica Magazine, Contemporary Jewish Writing
"Debra Winegarten's poems are sharp, sometimes funny, but always on the mark when it comes to our difficult understanding (and self-understanding) of difference. Her poems move through those childhood lessons in identity and survivial to the loss of her mother and the inevitable dislocation such loss may create, exploring always our instinctual hungers for family, ritual and tribe."
Dr. Ed Madden, Associate Professor of English
University of South Carolina
"Debra L. Winegarten writes frank, funny, poignany, punchy poems. This collection shines with radiant spirit."
Naomi Shihab Nye, Guggenheim Fellow
Board of Chancellors, American Academy of Poets
"Oy, Devoreh. A jewel in our shul. She writes from her heart, so that heaven takes notice. Her crafted words bring light to a crowded Ark, helping all of us find our way. Prayer on and off the page. And her challah? Very nice. Jews in Texas> Takke, in Austin. Where else?"
Rabbi Neil Blumofe
Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin, Texas
A third generation Jew, by day Debra L. Winegarten pays the rent by working for the Department of Astronomy at The University of Texas in Austin. By night, she writes. Her next books are biographies of Texas women for middle-school readers. www.sociosights.com
Author Debra L. Winegarten
Number of pages 36 pages
Publication Date December 17, 2011
Publisher Poetica Publishing Company