Annette Libeskind Berkovits: Author of Erythra Thalassa - Brain Disrupted

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ANNETTE LIBESKIND BERKOVITS: ERYTHRA THALASSA – BRAIN DISRUPTED

BIG BLEND RADIO INTERVIEW: Annette Libeskind Berkovits discusses her autobiographical poetry book “Erythra Thalassa – Brain Disrupted”. Her evocative poems capture a world shattered by stroke and the hope that remains via a powerful image of the Red Sea. Listen to her interview here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on PodBean or SoundCloud.


Annette Libeskind Berkovits’ poetry offers a searing portrayal of a mother’s anguish after a sudden hemorrhagic stroke renders her son, father of two young daughters, quadriplegic in the prime of his life. In her stunning use of poetry as memoir, Berkovits wrestles with questions of faith, hope, and guilt, and presents an intimate glimpse of a world shattered by stroke.

Berkovits was born in Kyrgyzstan and grew up in postwar Poland and the fledgling state of Israel before coming to the United States at age sixteen. Her professional background is in the biological sciences and education. Her stories and poems have appeared in Silk Road Review: a Literary Crossroads; Persimmon Tree; American Gothic: a New Chamber Opera; Blood & Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine; and in The Healing Muse. For more information on her life and work, please visit: https://annetteberkovits.com.

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Annette Libeskind Berkovits' stories and poems have appeared in Silk Road Review: a Literary Crossroads; Persimmon Tree; American Gothic: a New Chamber Opera; Blood & Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine; and in The Healing Muse.

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