Eating in the Underworld by Rachel Zucker
rating: 4 of 5 stars
I worship Rachel Zucker.
I wouldn't say I worship _Eating in the Underworld_, though.
This poetry collection was beautifully crafted, perfectly lyrical, and all-around well-written, but it wasn't exactly for me.
I like that Zucker puts a new spin on the Persephone/Hades myth, but sometimes it felt more like a project than a book that could change my life forever. However, without this book and the grappling between mother and daughter/child I'm not sure _The Last Clear Narrative_ would have been so life changing.
If anything _Underworld_ gives me hope that my younger poems are building towards something grand.
I'm happy I've read and I own _Underworld_. It is after all written by one of my fav poets...
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