Balancing Acts by Rochelle Rattner

By Rochelle Rattner

Straddling the limits among fiction and poetry, memoir and myth, the poems in Rochelle Ratner’s Balancing Acts chronicle the expansion of 1 girl, or a mythic Everywoman, from early early life via institution, marriage, and the loss of life of household. “Rochelle Ratner explores the forgotten corners of one’s existence, the bits of nourishment one reveals yet isn't given, or is given basically to starvation for more... The influence of this narrative in prose poems is unsettling, as though the cobwebs within the corners of our personal lives were pulled aside.”—Jessica Treat

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