Comment by Molly Fisk

Mollly Fisk is the the author of Listening to Winter, Terrain (with Dan Bellm and Forrest Hamer),  the letterpress chapbook Salt Water Poems and the CD of radio commentary Using Your Turn Signal Promotes World Peace.

“Tracy Koretsky's new collection Even Before My Own Name begins with advice on casting out trouble and ends with a wish to die consciously and well. Between these two knots swings the hammock of a book based in joy. From haiku to persona to villanelle to prose poem, from family to Auschwitz, from a stray dog to the salt wind that hits the Staten Island ferry, this poet expertly and compassionately traces the edges of her world and finds it good.”