Questions in the Vestibule

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Publication Date
March 2016
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Questions in the Vestibule

Rachel Hadas

Rachel Hadas reaches the peak of her poetic prowess in Questions in the Vestibule. A deeply personal and meditative collection in three sections, Questions moves through the liminal space of solitude and the coded landscape of dreams toward the startling power of a life-changing love.

Hadas’s voice and her formal elegance, as distinctive and distinguished as ever, endow this new work with a precise and thoughtful beauty. Questions in the Vestibule takes readers into a new territory of unapologetic bliss.

About the Author

RACHEL HADAS is the author of twenty books of poetry, essays, and translations, most recently the prose collection Talking to the Dead. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the O. B. Hardison Poetry Prize, among other honors, Hadas is Board of Governors Professor of English at Rutgers University–Newark. She lives in New York City with her husband, artist Shalom Gorewitz, with whom she has been working on marrying poetry and video.


"The internal paths and landscapes mapped by Hadas are often eerily alluring, her use of repetition and caesura beckoning the reader on. Threading and webs bind the collection, and it’s difficult not to get caught up in Hadas’s dark incantatory world." —Times Literary Supplement