Houses Are Fields

Houses Are Fields Book Cover

Taije Silverman


Louisiana State University

“Silverman’s poems treat the subject of a mother’s brain tumor, exploring relationships between a child and her dying (mother) and well (father) parents; the meaning of death; the nature of illness; and the power—and limits—of memory. . . . These poems will make you hurt, more so if you have dealt with the devastating illness of a loved one, but they may also help you heal.” — Sima Rabinowitz, New Pages