Quotes about the poetry



"This is a remarkable first book of poetry. We must all hope that Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath continues writing these delicate, yet intense and profound reflections on the world and our place in it."
Faith Jones, Librarian, Dorot Jewish Division, The New York Public Library

"Her poems [...] are introspective and witty."
Kathryn Hellerstein, Ruth Meltzer Senior Lecturer in Yiddish and Jewish Studies, University of Pennsylvania (in “Songs for the Silent,” Hadassah Magazine, August/September 2000)

"Her seemingly simple perceptions often reverberate with meaning, creating poetry that can be evocative and allusive, serious and yet playful."

"[...] her keen powers of observation, her ability to reflect on a moment with insight and sensitivity, and her talent to describe and evoke emotion through image and rhyme..."

"[s]he generally writes short poems, little gems sparkling with illumination and insight..."

Sheva Zucker, author of Yiddish: An Introduction to the Language, Literature & Culture (from the introduction to Sudden Rain)