Bombshelter Press, 2004 96pp
This collection of poems is a reflection on Zahava Sweet's life. The themes in The Return of Sound are her experiences during World War II, family, nature, and dreams.
The poet heeds the voices of elemental things while also understanding the power of authorial restraint and silence. Out of tatters and fragments of memory, in poems spare and wraith--thin, with lines taut and urgent--Sweet recovers her "history of terror" and makes for herself, and her readers, a new coat out of song.
Jeanne Marie Beaumont