The Quiet Moments Are Upon You
“Eleanor Levine’s voice is an invitation to smash all the clichés and to liberate the imagination from all the chains that civilization has created to enslave us.”
—Jaime Manrique, award-winning author of Cervantes Street
The quiet moments of life are on display in Waitress at the Red Moon Pizzeria, Eleanor Levine’s collection of poetry that refuses to accept that the past is something to be ashamed of.
A daughter worries about her father buried deep in the ground, alone except for the cicadas that cover the ground every seventeen years while her mother attends Wagnerian acupuncture lessons and struggles to maintain the sanctity of her children’s Jewish heritage even as it slips into the cracks of passing time.
A sister laments the monotony of her brother’s chosen lifestyle but wonders if the commotion of her own life merits any higher worth as she faces rejection and acceptance from the women she desires as sexual and emotional companions.
“After you read Levine, the world, poetry, life itself, seem newly minted.”
Deeply personal and joyfully candid, Waitress at the Red Moon Pizzeria is an invitation to view the past through a new lens: one that is untainted by regret, shame, or fear.
Eleanor Levine’s poetry has been published in over 50 journals and magazines including Fiction, The Wall Street Journal, The Kentucky Review, and Thrice Fiction. Waitress at the Red Moon Pizzeria is her first poetry collection.
Pub date: January 29, 2016 ca. 96 pages $13.00