"Dora Malech is a remarkably individual and assured poet, both funny and engaging... Malech's work seems naturally philosophical, shifting from a baby monitor to 'History' with an ease as unusual as it is welcome. Her collection, which concludes 'let us at least attempt / our impossibly / tiny lives', leaves me with a sense of possibilities for an exciting poet, who, unusually, could take off in various directions. I look forward to communications from her poetic after-life."
Alison Brackenbury, PNR
"... striking in its power of physical evocation, the language often being used with a Hopkins-like intensity and a fascinated (and fascinating) ear for the sounds of words, for the echoic patterning of consonants and vowels that makes for some remarkable effects... This is a talent well worth watching."
Dora Malech’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the New Yorker, Poetry, American Letters & Commentary, the Yale Review, Denver Quarterly, Best New Zealand Poems, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. She is the 2008-09 Teaching Fellow at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and was most recently a Writing Fellow at the Civitella Ranieri Centre in Umbertide, Italy in the summer of 2009.