Archive for the 'Poetry' Category

Poetry Monday: Philip Schultz’s The Wherewithal

Monday, July 27th, 2015

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Note: Our Poetry Editor, Irene Willis, will be reading from her new  book, REMINDER, at The BookStore in  Lenox, MA, on Thursday, July 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.  Admission free.

Click Here to Read:  Review of: Quiet Desperation ‘The Wherewithal,’ by Philip Schultz By Adam Plunkett in The New York Times on MARCH 14, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Philip Schultz’s ‘The Wherewithal’ has poetic logic: Philip Schultz’s novel in verse ‘The Wherewithal’ is about Henryk, who says his life includes the Jedwabne pogrom and the Zodiac killer but whose chronology doesn’t line up By David L. Ulin in Los Angeles Times Book Critic on February 07, 2014. (more…)

Staff Picks: Moaning, Sobbing, Trolling

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Staff Picks: Moaning, Sobbing, Trolling by the Staff of the Paris Review on July 10, 2015.

Annie Freud interview: ‘Why I’ve finally embraced the family name’

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Annie Freud interview: ‘Why I’ve finally embraced the family name’ The poet talks about grand bohemian circles, being a late starter and saying no to a nude to be painted by her father Lucian Freud Interview by Susanna Rustin in the Guardian on June 27, 2015.

Annie Freud, pictured at home near Cattistock, Dorset. Photograph: Jim Wileman for the Guardian

The Gloom and Redemption of Yiddish Poet Yisroel Shtern

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Gloom and Redemption of Yiddish Poet Yisroel Shtern by Zackary Sholem Berger on the Jewish Daily Forward Website. June 16, 2015

Click Here to Read: Witnessing the death of Yiddish language and culture: Holes in the Doorposts by Arnold Richards. (more…)

Premiering This Weekend: A Heschel Documentary On ABC-TV

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Premiering This Weekend: A Heschel Documentary On ABC-TV by Sandee Brawarsky in the Jewish Week on June 12, 2015.

Examining the Poetry of Confession and Autobiography

Monday, June 1st, 2015

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Our Poetry Editor, Irene Willis, is on book leave until September, but will be recommending some articles that should be relevant to our readers.  Here is one of them.

Click Here to Read:   Examining the Poetry of Confession and Autobiography: After Confession: Poetry as Autobiography by Edward Byrne on the Valparaiso Poetry Review website.

Poetry Kept My Patient Alive

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Poetry Kept My Patient Alive By Ruth H. Livingston in The New York Times on May 23, 2015.

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Poetry by Arnold Richards and Arlene Kramer Richards in TAP

Friday, May 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Poetry by Arnold Richards and Arlene Kramer Richards in The American Psychoanalyst Spring/Summer 2015 Volume 49, No. 2, p. 15.

POETRY MONDAY: May 4, 2015

Monday, May 4th, 2015

New Books by Poetry Monday Featured Poets

A few leaves and flowers are here in the Northeast today, and with them some welcome new books by poets you have seen in this column and in our archives.

First, Mihaela Moscaliuc, an assistant professor of English at Monmouth University and teacher in the low-residency MFA Program in poetry and poetry in translation at Drew University, has done us the great favor of bringing into English the poems of Romanian poet Carmelia Leonte.  Moscaliuc herself is Romanian by birth, but now writes in English.  This stunning book, The Hiss of the Viper, ( Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2014), contains poems in a voice like none we have ever heard or read before, as well as a valuable introduction by Moscaliuc. (more…)

POETRY MONDAY: April 6, 2015

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Remembering Gwendolyn Brooks

This, as you all know, is Poetry Month, a time when many readers may, we always hope, at least glance through a book of poetry or even take one up to the cash register. It’s also a year when, looking back, we realize how many fine poets, well-known and lesser-known, we have lost recently – almost an entire “greatest generation.” (more…)

Between Hours: A Collection of Poems by Psychoanalysts

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Between Hours: A Collection of Poems by Psychoanalysts By Salman Akhtar on the Google Books.

Philip Levine (1928–2015): A poet of working class life and struggle

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Philip Levine (1928–2015): A poet of working class life and struggle By Dorota Niemitz and Matthew Brennan on the World Socialist Web Site on March 5, 2015.

Phillip Levine, September 2006, photo by David Shankbone

POETRY MONDAY: March 2, 2015

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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Jill Stein

Happy March, everyone! I wish it were Happy Spring, and I hope you’re not still buried in snow as we are here in the Northeastern U.S. It’s hard to believe that Daylight Saving Time begins March 8.

Our poet today is Jill Stein, who lives in the vicinity of Princeton, New Jersey,practices as an individual and couple’s therapist, and is a long-time member of U.S.1 Poets & Writers Cooperative, where I first became acquainted with her work.  She has M.S. and is in a wheelchair, which (more…)

POETRY MONDAY:  February 2, 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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 Jan Hutchinson

 We have a most unusual poet for you today.  Jan Hutchinson is a lifelong student of poetry who has lived for over thirty years in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, where she raised three daughters and worked for many years at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.  The unusual thing about her is her writing method.  Poetry,for Jan Hutchinson, is a daily practice which in many ways resembles a (more…)

Close By by Gigi Marks

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Buy: Close By by Gigi Marks from Silverfish Review Press on the SPD Books Website.

Poetry Monday: Gigi Marks

Monday, January 5th, 2015

POETRY MONDAY: January 4, 2015

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Gigi Marks

Welcome back, everyone, and Happy New Year!

We have some lovely new poems for you this morning.

Gigi Marks lives in Ithaca, New York.  Formerly a professor at Ithaca College, she now works with a range of people, aged 8 to 90 plus, who would like to develop their writing “with craft and authenticity.” Her other interests, she tells us, “are more home-based, with a family who all help to raise gardens, bees, sheep, a couple of goats, and a variety of small mammals.”

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Start 2015 Right: January at YIVO!

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Start 2015 right –
at the 4th Annual Winter Program Keynote!
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Poets as Smugglers: Sutzkever, Kaczerginski, and How the Remnants of the YIVO Archive Reached New York
Monday, January 5 | 6:30pm | Location: YIVO Institute
YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization Keynote Address

YIVO’s Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar David Fishman tells the dramatic story of how poets Kaczerginski and Sutzkever rescued YIVO’s treasures from the Vilnius Jewish (more…)

News and Events from YIVO

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Registration still open for YIVO Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization — Deadline Extended Through December 31!
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Poets as Smugglers: Sutzkever, Kaczerginski, and How the Remnants of the YIVO Archive Reached New York 

Monday, January 5 | 6:30pm | Location: YIVO Institute YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization Keynote Address (more…)

Yiddish Genius in America

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Yiddish Genius in America By Ruth R. Wisse in the Jewish Review of Books in Winter 2015.

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Poets as Smugglers: Sutzkever, Kaczerginski, and How the Remnants of the YIVO Archive Reached New York

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Poets as Smugglers: Sutzkever, Kaczerginski, and How the Remnants of the YIVO Archive Reached New York on January 5, 2015.

Abraham Sutzkever, an unidentified man, and Gershon Abramowicz bringing YIVO materials hidden during the war to a new Jewish museum. Vilna, 1944. YIVO Archives.