LEVIN, Dvora




Author Tags: Health, Jewish, Poetry

A regular reader at Planet Earth Poetry in Victoria,, Dvora Levin has published a book of poems, Sharav (Ekstasis Editions 2008) and the chapbook, This Time In The Land, as well as poems in five chapbooks edited by Patrick Lane (Leaf Press). She has read poems on CBC Radio and participated in the Poet Tree Project. She leads poetry writing workshops in the workplace and for people of the street.

According to press material: "In Sharav, Levin evokes the deep memory and universal yearning for the Holy Land hidden in the soul of both West and East. Levin ponders the paradox of Jerusalem: the place of peace and ancient wisdom, seldom free of war and folly. Levin’s chapbook To Bite the Blue Apple documents a poet’s experience of cancer with pathos and depth, from the shock of diagnosis to an awakened awareness of life’s meaning and joy."

Descriptions of Ragged Light, Levin’s latest poetry collection, state, Levin celebrates the raggedness of existence while comparing the way we perceive life with the frayed quality of refracted light. Melding quantum physics and mystical awareness, Levin tracks our human experience with penetrating insight and wry wit.


BOOKS:

Sharav (Ekstasis Editions 2008) 978-1-897430-17-0 $17.95

To Bite the Blue Apple: ISBN 978-1-897430-16-3
$10.00

Ragged Light (Ekstasis Editions 2014) 978-1-771710-29-9 $23.95

[BCBW 2014] "Poetry" "Jewish" "Health"