I’m happy to share that my debut book of poetry dealing with the climate crisis, THERE ARE STILL WOODS, is forthcoming 9/6/22 from June Road Press, and is available now for preorder. I’m so grateful to my publisher and to share this book with the world. Please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like me to read at your reading series, if you’d like a review copy, or to consider including this book on a course syllabus related to ecopoetry, environmental studies, and more.
“A radiant appraisal of life at the precipice of climate crisis and a haunting elegy for all we stand to lose.”
“A marvelous rendering of a world that is both known and incomprehensible. . . . Ratzabi offers her readers an ambitious yet intimate vision, threaded by faith, nature, art, and family [that] requires us to hold the earth and our mortality in a vulnerable reckoning, insisting that our lives are inseparable from a greater force, which might be love.”—Rachel Eliza Griffiths, author of Seeing the Body
“Hila Ratzabi’s beautiful collection walks us through the hurricanes and melting ice caps of our late anthropocene. . . . Her poems ache with environmental grief, with apostrophes of arctic ice, with the joy of loving even in a burning world.”—Traci Brimhall, author of Our Lady of the Ruins
“Hila Ratzabi’s lyrics revitalize myth through an uncannily prescient subjectivity, a rare sense of the planet’s aliveness. Her poetry is embodied, never pretentious, and imbued with great dignity and sometimes amazing insight. Her voice, likewise, is charismatic, challenging, yet infinitely relatable. Such a gifted poet.”—Ariana Reines, author of A Sand Book