And God Said… A Brief His­to­ry of Creation

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April 20, 2012
And God Said … began as a sin­gle poem about Eve leav­ing the Gar­den of Eden and grad­u­al­ly blos­somed into a full-scale dialogue/​argument with God. Revis­it­ing The Book of Gen­e­sis, And God Said. . . gives voice and tex­ture to the bias­es, gaps and silence of the orig­i­nal text. With com­pas­sion and wit, Leff accom­plish­es the poet­ic task of keep­ing our tra­di­tion fresh and joins the open con­ver­sa­tion of Mod­ern Midrash.

And God Said…, her first col­lec­tion, was nom­i­nat­ed for a Nation­al Book Award and a Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award.

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