Shake and Tremor by Deborah Bacharach
Deborah Bacharach's very contemporary book of poetry uses references to biblical stories in order to illuminate the relationships between men and women, their difficulties and complications. It's a bold book of loss and survival, betrayal and love, a book about work and about humanity. Abraham and Sarah are here, as well as Lot and his wife, Hagar, Potiphar, and others. Modern-day lovers are here too, along with struggles and satisfactions that are universal.