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4.45  ·  Rating Details ·  58 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
A simple word; a loaded one. You can say it in a whisper; you can say it in a cry. Expressed in the voices of father and daughter, you can hear a visceral longing for an ideal place, a place never to be found again.
Imagine the shock, imagine the sadness when a daughter discovers her father’s work, the poetry he had never shared with anyone during the last two decades of h
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 21st 2012 by Uviart (first published September 4th 2012)
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Revital Shiri-Horowitz
Sep 07, 2012 Revital Shiri-Horowitz rated it it was amazing
With a great love and compassion, talented Author, Poet, Painter, Sculpture and Architect, Uvi Pozansky took on herself a very complicated project. She translated her dad`s poems and stories, adding beautiful poems she wrote, and her own short stories too. Pozansky is taking us, readers, to her own journey into a talented man`s life, who is no longer with us. The poetry is heart touching, and the stories are fascinating. Uvi draws in words the little and big challenges in life: she is a story te ...more
Sep 19, 2012 Grady rated it it was amazing
Home Defined

This is the second work by Uvi Poznansky that this reader has had the pleasure to absorb. And as written before in a small introduction to her life, the following is repeated: `Uvi Poznansky wears a coat of many colors. Originally from Israel where she studied Architecture and Town Planning then moving to the US where she studied Computer Science and became an expert in Software Engineering, Poznansky managed to combine the design elements of two studies into unique formats. And she
Sep 10, 2013 Julia rated it it was amazing
I was penetrated by a pouring rain
And for a moment, somehow, I felt alive again
Sensing me, the worms began to rave
I plucked a wildflower from my grave.

These four lines written by Zeev Kachel and translated by his daughter Uvi Poznansky resonated with me like no other poetry in English ever had. They seemed to have reached something deep in my soul. I was surprised and enchanted and kept reading, enjoying every line of this emotional collection and wondering what it was that kept drawing me in. E
Suzzette Dawes
May 12, 2013 Suzzette Dawes rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
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De Jr.
Jan 24, 2014 De Jr. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: native-s-reads
By: Author Uvi Poznansky, Zeev Kachel

Brushes the soul with Brilliance…..

I was dazed with the beautiful enormity of emotions as I read through the pages of this eloquent read. The range in which this read has stretched my heart and soul through an abundant of emotions that have enraptured my mind. I found myself laughing with joy for the wonder of greatness felt. Angry when taken through the edges of selfish irony, and pausing as I try to ascertain the meaning of a secret thought or look upon
Christoph Fischer
Jul 09, 2013 Christoph Fischer rated it it was amazing
"Home" by Uvi Poznansky and Zeev Kachel is an amazing and moving collection of poems and short stories.
The first half seems written by a girl or a young woman and the images she has of her late father, his place in her life, his habits and his death. The poems are about the family history and the impressions her father has left on her as well as her current life and relationships. Nowhere is it said that the poems are a reflection on Poznansky and her life but the pieces were so moving and real
Dec 12, 2012 Oleg rated it it was amazing
For me, traditional poetry is an expression of the subconscious feelings through mundane means of imperfect words. As such, the simpler are the words the poet manages to beat into the confines of a rhyme, the higher is the mastery of this poet.

I admit, this is only an opinion of a man who abandoned poetry long time ago in order to write silly jokes and, what one could only hope, snappy punchlines. Those with more artistic souls would probably have a much better definition of what the poetry is f
Oct 22, 2012 Sheila rated it really liked it
Shelves: relationships, poetry

Home is where the heart is, maybe, or where it longs to return, or where dreams remain and self is “now a guest” where once that same self “built a nest.” Home lies vacant when loved ones leave. An empty chair enfolds its memory, flickering on the edge of perception. And in Uvi Poznasnky’s collection of her own and her father’s writing, home is a goal, an anchor, and a deepening relationship that whispers through the words.

Uvi Poznansky writes of other people rather than herself, disguising home
Cindy Smith
Nov 28, 2012 Cindy Smith rated it it was amazing
I have just finished reading Home. WOW! I could feel Uvi's father's yearning in his poems. Her love for him and her being able to finally understand is evident in the introductory poems also. I was especially moved by Muse. In this poem Uvi sees for herself that her father has now returned to his love, his mother, his muse. Such heartfelt understanding! I'm Not Sorry, by her father, shows how he has found the true things to be sorry for, not flowers picked but hearts broken. With Reparations, I ...more
Wanda Hartzenberg
Oct 16, 2013 Wanda Hartzenberg rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
I am not good with poetry. I know none of the buzz words. Nothing about rhyme or rhythm, nothing about anything other than the basic.
So this is what I am here to tell you. This is basically a brilliant read.
It is a journey of a man, a woman, a father, a daughter.
A family.
I cant tell you anything apart from the fact that the way in which this was written was pretty. And yes, I mean pretty. It was a turn of phrase. A choice not usual that made the words sound pretty as I read them to myself.
Dolores Ayotte
Sep 16, 2012 Dolores Ayotte rated it it was amazing
"Home" by Author Uvi Poznansky is a well-written compilation of poetry and prose. She shares some of the works of her father Zeev Kachel as well as her own talent.

This is the second book that I have read and reviewed by this gifted author. It is hard to put into words the emotion one feels after reading her work. There is a great sadness found here...almost sorrowful in its content. Her writing touches my heart to the core as I sense the courage it takes to show such deep feeling and pain. Yes..
Ia Uaro
Aug 13, 2013 Ia Uaro rated it it was amazing
“HOME” ~ Reviewed by Ia Uaro of

Book Title: Home
Poetry and prose by authors: Zeel Kachel and Uvi Poznansky
ISBN: 978-0-9849932-3-9

Zeev Kachel, son of a Russian Jewish family, was born in 1912, on the eve of the First World War. When German declared war on August 1, 1914 and its army marched into Russia, his parents bundled him and his sister into the wagon, leaving behind their store and worldly belongings, to escape for the lives.
“Ma, why did you fool me,” Zeev was still bleed
John Miller
Nov 01, 2013 John Miller rated it it was amazing
Being the average American male, I am into action adventure along with a good shoot out and car chase scene. I thought reading poetry wouldn't be my cup of tea. Wow, was I wrong. I was gifted the audio version of "Home" from a friend and I'm glad I established it. I down loaded on my computer then made a CD so I could listen to it as I drive. I own an 18 wheeler and like to listen to diverse things. I left Dallas this am and as I was driving across Texas I began to listen to "Home." At first I d ...more
Clarissa Simmens
How can I possibly convey the feelings I have experienced while listening to “Home”? How does one speak about the universal emotions echoing in my heart, this luminous combination of autobiography and dialog between a man who has died and his surviving daughter? I do not know. I can quote passages, describe scenes and repeat what many have said so eloquently. Instead, I will talk about my first experience with an Audible. I won this in an event, with no review expected. I never liked Audibles, s ...more
Michelle Bellon
Nov 06, 2012 Michelle Bellon rated it it was amazing
Not only does the author take the reader into a wonderful world where words are like music, ebbing and flowing with a rhythm that is captivating and beautiful, but she also gives life to her father's writings as she pays tribute by translating his work.
As a writer myself, I relish the moments when I find an author whose prose is so exquisite that it inspires my own creativity and drives me to strive to do better with my own expression.
Poznansky gives life and breath to emotion that every reader
Aug 13, 2013 Alexandra rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-kindle-books
I really really enjoyed this book! I think a few of the poems or stories went a lil over my head (I am not the deepest thinker lol) but I have to say I absolutely fell in love with the short story A Heartbeat, Reversed! I even read it twice! Such beautiful descriptions!
I love the fact that Uvi Poznansky took her father's poems and translated them from Hebrew to English to share with the world. What a beautiful tribute to her father! My favorite poem from Mr Kachel was The Wolf, it just really
Siggy Buckley
May 26, 2014 Siggy Buckley rated it it was amazing
I had admired Uvi Poznansky's exquisite art work and poems on Facebook for a while until I yesterday read her book "Home"- yes in one sitting; I couldn't put it down.
Both her poems and her prose are spellbinding manifestations of deep emotions and the essence of life. The poems of her father, Z. Kachel impressed and touched me equally. Astonishingly, they had never been published before. Though some were written decades ago, they still possess the same enduring quality when he talks about suffer
Brian Benson
Nov 28, 2012 Brian Benson rated it it was amazing
I was very moved by this intensely personal outpouring of poetry from Uvi Poznansky and her father Zeev Kachel. This could not have been an easy book to compile. As a father and a lover of poetry, I found myself constantly thinking about my relationship with my own daughter. This is a rare poetic glimpse into the sometimes dark corners of that most special relationship. Not for the faint of heart though. Poznansky is not afraid to confront the darkness, and bring it to light. Their poems and pro ...more
William O'Brien
Jan 11, 2015 William O'Brien rated it it was amazing
Spilling with truth and sadness 5*****

Uvi Poznansky

The word selection by Poznansky is impeccable in the work 'Home'. Such a fine piece of writing, true to touch and behold as the author leads you into her world. Spilling with truth and sadness, these private moments will lead the reader into previously unfelt places of the heart.

A beautiful and poignant, endearing but painful story

The words from Poznansky are very well crafted and some would call it perfection.

'Home' is impeccable 5*****
Brian Bigelow
May 16, 2013 Brian Bigelow rated it it was amazing
This is an exception collection of poetry and prose. Thought it was quite wonderful as I was entranced in the verse. Would recommend it to any poetry lover.
Feb 13, 2014 Gloria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Poets, anyone missing home - or Christians who are missing their Home
Shelves: kindle, own, duncan-ga
This book is written by two authors. The first is the living daughter of the second -she found his unpublished works and curated them in several ways.

This particular book is about the idea of "home", as suggested by the title. A place you miss, a place you want to find, but cannot seem to be able to. I though that Uvi's works brought that out more than her father's, but his evoked the sense of a bitter loss more than a nostalgic loss.
P.S. Winn
Nov 28, 2015 P.S. Winn rated it really liked it
Poems and short stories, really a collection of thoughts concerning life and home. Well written with a beautiful theme to them,. The author does a great job invoking feelings of love, loss and life. I found this book thought provoking and heart touching.
Danessa Violette
Amazing read!!

I got goosebumps throughout this book. The manner in which the words are written are the most bone chillingly, expressive I've ever read. Very talented writer, great work. Looking forward to reading more from the author.
Marcia Noren
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Chu-Salyer Sharon
Mar 17, 2015 Chu-Salyer Sharon rated it it was amazing
wonderful book, enjoyed the poetry;
Simon Okill
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Uvi Poznansky is a bestselling, award-winning author, poet and artist. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” Her romance boxed set, A Touch of Passion, is the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Awards.

Education and work:
Uvi earned her B. A. in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion in Haifa, Israel and practiced with an innovative Architectural
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