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What Happens
(University of Nebraska Press, 2009)

In What Happens readers will find two separate books by poet Hilda Raz, originally published as The Bone Dish and What Is Good, brought together for the first time as the author intended.


All Odd and Splendid
(Wesleyan University Press, 2008)

Hilda Raz’s new collection of poems is an exploration of lives and selves transformed by choice and by chance. Formally and thematically diverse, these poems are testament to the will to redefine oneself in a world of constant, and often painful, change.


(Wesleyan University Press, 2001)

This elegant and moving collection grew out of Hilda Raz's experience with her son's journey to a transgender identity. Born Sarah, now Aaron, Raz's child has had a profound impact on her understanding of what it means to be a family, to be whole, and to know oneself.


Truly Bone
(Women's Studio Workshop, Rosedale, NY 1998)

Truly Bone is an artist's book which features four poems accompanying Kunc's layered prints. The images are etching, aquatint spit bite and drypoint from multiple copper plates using sixteen colors.


Divine Honors
(Wesleyan University Press, 1997)

This elegant and moving collection documents the experience with breast cancer. The journey, from diagnosis to chemotherapy to mastectomy, from denial to humor to grief and rage, is ultimately one of courage and creativity.


What Becomes You
Aaron Raz Link and Hilda Raz
(University of Nebraska Press, 2007)

“Being a man, like being a woman, is something you have to learn,” Aaron Raz Link remarks. Few would know this better than the coauthor of What Becomes You, who began life as a girl named Sarah and twenty-nine years later began life anew as a gay man.

Selected Anthologies  

Loren Eiseley
Edited by Hilda Raz
(University of Nebraska Press, 2008)

Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska, Loren Eiseley (1907–77) was a highly respected writer and poet best known for explaining complex scientific concepts in poems easily read and understood by the general public.


Best of Prairie Schooner: Fiction and Poetry
Edited by Hilda Raz
(University of Nebraska Press, 2007)

This anthology collects some of the best fiction and poetry from the writers who have appeared in the journal's pages.


Best of Prairie Schooner: Personal Essays
Edited by Hilda Raz and Kate Flaherty
(University of Nebraska Press, 2000)

This powerful anthology collects some of the best personal essays from the poets, novelists and critics who have appeared in the journal's pages.


Living On the Margins: Women Writers On Breast Cancer
Edited by Hilda Raz
(University of Nebraska Press, 1999)

In this powerful anthology of personal narratives, essays, shaped journals, and poems, eighteen women writers share their experiences with breast cancer—


Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Writing
Edited by Hilda Raz
(University of Nebraska Press, 1998)

Bringing together a wide selection of contemporary poets, essayists, and fiction writers, this vivid collection demonstrates the continuing vitality of Jewish American writing.

Hilda’s Writing Collected in Anthologies

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