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Singing Me Home

by (author) Carol Lipszyc

Inanna Publications
Initial publish date
Oct 2010
General, Women's Studies, Jewish Studies
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Singing Me Home is a collection of lyrical and narrative poems which take the reader through an autobiographical journey and which feature facets of self as memoirist, teacher, musician, daughter of survivors of the Shoah. The poet aims in this collection to honour the gift of language she can channel, the way she would a resonant musical phrase she sings or writes. The poems situate the poet in different locales where she discovered that poetic potential, as Frost once said, can indeed lie in the randomness of events. And she hears an evolving female voice in the poetry, recognizes how her identity is intrinsically linked to her past, and how she has reconstructed that identity as an adaptive and constructive tool.

About the author

Carol Lipszyc earned her doctorate in education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She has taught language arts at the secondary and adult re-entry levels for both first and second language learners throughout Toronto. Before teaching, Carol was a professional singer with Canadian television and radio appearances to her credit. Making her debut on cbc Radio at thirteen, she worked with performers like Alan Thicke, Alex Trebek, and June Callwood. Her esl/Literacy Reader, People Express, was published in 1996. Select poems, prose, book reviews and educational articles have been published in Parchment, Midstream, Jewish Currents, English Quarterly, Arborealis, and Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme. Carol is currently an Assistant Professor at suny, Plattsburgh, teaching English Teacher Education and Creative Writing.

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