Come Fly with Me by Barbara Braverman is a memoir in poetry, beginning with the struggles of an immigrant family to the marriage and break up of her parents. Childhood experiences seared in memory, sometimes with tears, sometimes with humor, are recounted in her poetry. Time and travels and adventures heal a broken heart. While mindful of the challenges of aging, she continues to celebrate a life well lived.
Up from Rivington Street, a Memoir in Poetry and Prose by Janet Nemetz is a collection of poems which recount the small triumphs and disappointments of family life. Each family has a unique struggle but a universality emerges in retrospect. Through stories, memories, and moments of realization, the dynamics of a family emerge. Mysteries are resolved, and most importantly, there is reconciliation. A complexity of emotions is expressed as the author gives voice to her story.