National Poetry Month + Other J Poets

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In his eighteenth collection of poems, Gerald Stern – coveting memories more than confronting mortality – muses, “one brightness was not enough.”

Teenie Harris Three story brick row houses with mansard roofs, and small child on sidewalk of tree lined street with automobiles c. 1958 © Carnegie Museum of Art

Explaining Life: The Wisdom of Modern Jewish Poetry 1960-2010, edited by Eleanor Ehrenkranz, a professor of literature at Pace University, contains 100 of the most relevant and exciting Israeli, Yiddish and American-Jewish poems written in the last fifty years.

Highly accessible, this collection highlights major contemporary poets—Louise Glück, Stanley Kunitz, Anthony Hecht, Dahlia Ravikovitch—but like any thoughtful collection also includes work by less familiar but highly accomplished poets.

Cain and Maples: The Villain's Villanelle — An original poem by Dan Ornstein

Cain and Maples: The Villain's Villanelle - Original poetry by Dan Ornstein

For half a century and more a debate has ensued about the so-called eternal conflict between scientific evolution and creation spirituality.

For half a century and more a debate has ensued about the so-called eternal conflict between scientific evolution and creation spirituality.

We must remember our history, yet Rick Hilles believes it is the telling of it that will shape the memory that lives in future generations of Jews throughout the world.

A Map of the Lost World [Rick Hilles]. The poems that make up A Map of the Lost World range from tightly-wrought shorter lyrics to longer autobiographical narratives to patterns of homage (in several forms) of poets that Hilles admires and emulates (

The Book of Seventy

The Book of Seventy

When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother

Melissa Broder is the author of When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother.

Second Diasporist Manifesto: A New Kind of Long Poem in 615 Free Verses

Second Diasporist Manifesto: A New Kind of Long Poem in 615 Free Verses

These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam

These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam, translated and with an introduction by Linda Stern Zisquit, is the first time that a book-length translation of the poet’s work appears in English.

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