Music Treasures of the American Yiddish Theater: Interview with Matt Temkin
On Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm, YIVO will celebrate the work of the most popular composers from the golden age of Yiddish American theater, otherwise known as the “big four of Second Avenue”: Abraham Ellstein, Alexander Olshanetsky, Sholom (more…)
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Music Treasures of the American Yiddish Theater: Interview with Matt Temkin
Colette Inez has published ten books of poetry and received Guggenheim, Rockefeller and two NEA fellowships and Pushcart prizes. She is widely anthologized and taught at Columbia University for many years. Her shocking, beautiful and heartbreaking memoir of long-held secrets and a child’s resilience, The Secret of M. Dulong, (University of Wisconsin Press) appeared in 2005. A new collection, The Luba Poems, will be published late next year by (more…)
Click Here to Read: Review of The Poet’s Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830-1870 by Gregory Tate, Reviewed by Michelle Faubert on the LSE Review of Books website.
POETRY MONDAY: November 4, 2013
Sharon Olds Mary Jo Salter
Two recent poetry collections – one in 2012 and one just released – deal with a topic that should be of particular interest to our readers, both professionally, because so many of you are psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, but also personally, because so many have experienced it. The topic is divorce, which in past years, reflecting prevailing cultural attitudes, was not often discussed publicly. Divorce was viewed as failure, rather than success in fixing what was broken, and divorced people, especially divorced women, as flawed. (more…)
Click Here to Read: Anatomy Lessons, Poem by Salita Bryant in European Association for Body Therapy Journal, Volume 11, number 2, Fall/Winter 2012.
Dear members of the Harlem Family community,
I have the delightful pleasure of announcing to you that our very own Salita Bryant was today awarded the Gradiva award for poetry at the annual conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. (more…)
Hilary Russell is the author of a chapbook of poems, Giving up the House (Mad River Press), The Anthology of American Poetry (Wayside Press), The Portable Writer (Wayside Press), and, in a different mode, Building Skin-on-Frame Double Paddle Canoes (Berkshire Boat Building School Press). His poems have appeared in journals such as Ploughshares, Boulevard, The Beloit Poetry Review and George Washington Review.
Perhaps because he lived for thirteen years in rural Pennsylvania, where he hunted and fished with local people and loved both the land and the language, many of his poems are set in a fictitious town in Chester County, PA.His alter ego later became chair of the English Department of Berkshire School in (more…)
Click here to Read: Ed Dorn and the politics of the New American Poetry By Andras Gyorgy on the World Socialist Web Site on October 9, 2013.
Ed and Jennifer Dunbar Dorn at gallery opening, Pearl Street Mall, Boulder.
Click Here to View: 5 Poems by Osip Mandelstam on YouTube.
Click Here to Read: A History of Meh, from Leo Rosten to Auden to The Simpsons By Ben Zimmer Posted Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
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Welcome back, everyone. I hope you’ve been enjoying a relaxing and reflective Labor Day weekend.
Our September poet, Roberta George, shares some details of a laborious childhood in “War Stories,” the last of the poems below.
Born in Brisbee, Arizona, Roberta George lived in California, Arizona and Texas. Almost every summer of her life, however, she spent with her German grandmother on a 20-acre farm in the South. She has seven children and lives with her third-generation Lebanese husband in Valdosta, (more…)
Click Here to Read: The Midrashic Achievement of Poet John Hollander: Yale Critic Dies at 83 By Benjamin Ivry on the Forward Mobile website on August 22, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Sylvia Plath’s Neighborhood By Roger Cohen in The New York Times on July 25, 2013.
An Accident of Hope: The Therapy Tapes of Anne Sexton by Dawn M. Skorczewski, 242 pp. Routledge.
Dawn Skorczewski, an Associate Professor of English and Director of University Writing at Brandeis University, has a special interest in the relationship between psychoanalysis and pedagogy and did her doctoral dissertation at Rutgers on the work of Anne Sexton. She asserts that her motivation for this book was to answer questions about how the content of Sexton’s therapeutic (more…)
Click Here to Read: This One’s a Kippah: New York’s Idiosyncratic Jewish Renewal An auction of Judaica and passionate recitation of Yiddish poetry By Marty Peretz in The New York Observer on May 14, 2013.
The Mishneh Torah
Lisken Van Pelt Dus
Our poet this month is both multi-talented and rich in background and experience. A teacher and martial artist (yes, that’s right; she teaches classical Okinawan karate and kobudo (weapons) at a martial arts studio of which she and her husband Bob are co-owners). Her more conventional job is as a teacher of writing and languages at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. I seem to recall that she is also a fine musician.
Raised internationally, in England, the U.S. and Mexico, she arrived in the Berkshires from London to attend Williams College, where she earned a B.A. in religion. Subsequently, she completed a Master’s in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (more…)
Click Here to Read: Hilda Doolittle and Creativity: Freud’s Gift by Arlene Kramer Richards. This paper originally appeared as: Richards, Arlene Kramer (1992 ). Hilda Dootlitle and Creativity: Freud’s Gift. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 47:391-406 and appears here with all requisite rights and conditions.
Click Here to Read: This paper in Chinese.
No picture today, and no single featured poet, because this is National Poetry Month, and I want to talk to you about poetry.
Those of you who visit these pages are already readers, and I know you go to bookstores and libraries pretty regularly. But please, this month, seek out the shelves that contain poetry – single-author collections, anthologies, and books about poetry. Usually, you will have to ask where those shelves are, because if you search for them yourself, you may not find them. Often, they are tucked away in corners. If you ask for a particular poet or collection, it may have to be special-ordered. But please, do it anyway. Let the bookstore owners know that you are looking for a generous selection of poetry. (more…)
Dane Cervine’s new book is entitled How Therapists Dance, from Plain View Press (2013), which also published his previous book The Jeweled Net of Indra. His poems have been chosen by Adrienne Rich, Tony Hoagland, Atlanta Review and Caesura for prizes or acknowledgement and have appeared in a wide variety of journals including The SUN Magazine, The Hudson Review, Catamaran, Red Wheelbarrow, anthologies, newspapers, video & animation. Visit his website at: www.DaneCervine.typepad.com Dane is a therapist, and serves as Chief of Children’s Mental Health for Santa Cruz County.
Our March poet, H.A. Maxson, whose poems have been nominated many times for Pushcart Prizes, is the author of 15 books: four collections of poetry, Turning the Wood, Walker in the Storm, The Curley Poems and Hook; a book-length poem, The Walking Tour: Alexander Wilson in America; a novel in free verse, Brother Wolf; a novel, The Younger; seven works of historical fiction for young readers, and a critical study, On the Sonnets of Robert Frost. (more…)