Sachs tries to make sense of the massive senselessness of that genocide by making her poem immediate and minimalist. Present tense, suspended between memory and event, it's as if her narrative of woman, camp, solider and lost child was happening now. -- Katie Peterson, Chicago Tribune, February 11, 2007
About the Author
Carly Sachs teaches creative writing at George Washington University. Her first collection of poems, the steam sequence won the 2006 Washington Writers' Publishing House Book Prize and was published in August 2006. She is the founder and co-curator of the Burlesque Poetry Hour at Bar Rouge in Washington, D.C.