Chana Bloch’s newest poetry collection, The Moon is Almost Full, focuses frankly and tenderly on the themes of aging and death. Bloch doesn’t shy away from the dark places, but she was a trustworthy guide. These remarkable poems remind the reader to take joy where we can find it and relish the everyday. Bloch’s clear and direct voice makes her poems accessible favorites for all readers. Anyone interested in poetry dealing with aging, cancer, family relationships, and Judaism.
I • Three Wishes • Bucket List • Taking the Waters • Rosh Hashana in the Field • Doing Time • Inside Out • Sunday at the Vivarium • A Quid for a Quo • Dying for Dummies • Provisions • Babel • Divide • The Mind-Body Problem • My Day’s Last Race • Prayer •