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For a Chance to Walk on Streets of Gold

Claire Weiner

For a Chance to Walk on Streets of Gold is a personal history that weaves deftly across time, place, and generations. It moves from Poland and Russia where the poet's grandparents were born and escaped persecution, to Chicago and its suburbs, where the poet grew up, to Florida, where her parents retired. Without sentimentality, but with respect and tenderness, these poems speak of a family's vulnerabilities as well as joys. The reader experiences a deep sense of empathy for suffering and an equal ability to celebrate success.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Finishing Line Press
  • Publish Date: May 10th, 2024
  • Pages: 34
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.08in - 0.12lb
  • EAN: 9798888385432
  • Categories: Subjects & Themes - FamilyJewish

About the Author

Weiner, Claire: - Claire Weiner was born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and then received a master's in social work from the University of Chicago. Except for a decade in Los Angeles, she has spent most of her adult life in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She spent her decades-long, non-writing career working as a psychotherapist, helping people make more sense of their life stories. She began writing in earnest when her children were grown. Her work has been published in After Hours Press, Burningwood Literary Review, Uppagus, Muddy River Poetry Review, Pennisula Poets, Bear River Review and others. She and her husband now split their time between Michigan and Arizona, grateful to be surrounded by natural beauty in both places.

Praise for this book

How finely wrought and realized these poems are. Ms. Weiner proffers a sampler only, but a sumptuous one, a harbinger of the feast forthcoming.


-Thomas Lynch, author of BONE ROSARY-New & Selected Poems (Godine, 2021)

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