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Poetry Monday: Willa Schneberg

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

POETRY MONDAY: November 2, 2015


Willa Schneberg

Well, everyone, here we are again, well into fall and even back to Standard Time, here in our time zone – and with a strong poet.

I continue to be impressed with the knowledge and compassion of social workers, and Willa Schneberg, an LCSW with a private practice in Portland, Oregon, is no exception. An award-winning poet whose submission was outstanding in its professionalism, she has already authored five poetry collections, one of which, In the Margins of the World, received the Oregon Book Award in Poetry. Her poems have been heard on Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac,” and have appeared in numerous selective literary magazines and anthologies. She has has also been a fellow at both Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. (more…)

Today is National Poetry Day

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Click Here to Read:NationalPoetryDay  The Poetry Category on this Website.

Poetry Monday: Barbara Crooker

Monday, September 7th, 2015

POETRY MONDAY: September 7, 2015


Barbara Crooker

Welcome back from vacation, everyone, if you were lucky enough to have one – and here’s wishing you a happy Labor Day weekend, with perhaps some thought of the history behind the day.

Our first poet of the season is one whose work I’ve long admired but whom I met in person only recently, when I had the pleasure of reading with her and another fine poet, January Gill O’Neill, on Cape Cod in June. (more…)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam

Monday, August 31st, 2015


Click Here to View: Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam: (8 of 8) on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Wedding Surprise for  Wife Vanessa on YouTube.

Death Fugue by Paul Celan

Saturday, August 29th, 2015


Click Here to Read:  Death Fugue by Paul Celan from the Academy of American Poets website.

Stalin and the Night of the Murdered Poets

Thursday, August 13th, 2015


Click Here to Read:  Stalin and the Night of the Murdered Poets By Eli Kavon in the Jerusalem Post on August 11, 2015.

Music From a Farther Room: Celebrating 100 years of “Prufrock”

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015


Click Here to Read: Music From a Farther Room: Celebrating 100 years of “Prufrock” By Damian Lanigan in The New Republic Magazine on August 10, 2015.

August Poetry Monday: Rhina P. Espaillat

Monday, August 10th, 2015


Click Here to Read: Called to Order: How We’re Wired to See, Hear, Think and Create in Form By Rhina P. Espaillat on the Mass Poetry Website.

Staff Picks: Moaning, Sobbing, Trolling

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015


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


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


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


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

June Poetry Monday: Philip Schultz’s The Wherewithal

Monday, June 1st, 2015


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…)

Examining the Poetry of Confession and Autobiography

Monday, June 1st, 2015


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


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

Guido Scarabottolo

Poetry by Arnold Richards and Arlene Kramer Richards in TAP

Friday, May 8th, 2015


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


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


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

A Note from Our Poetry Editor

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Dear Poets,

Our Poetry Editor, Irene Willis,  would like to let you know that you can have three previously unpublished poems published in the monthly Poetry Monday section of this website. Please include a cover letter with all your contact information, a brief bio and a list of your publications. We are looking for unpublished and published poems of high quality. Occasionally, we will ask permission to use poems that have already been published, for which we need complete, accurate citations. If poems are accepted, we will contact the poet by e-mail and ask for the accepted poems to be sent in a single file as an e-mail attachment. We ask also that
International Psychoanalysis ( be acknowledged for any of the poems we use.  Although we are hospitable to all kinds of good poems, we may pay a bit of extra attention to poems about — or that mention — Sigmund Freud, whether in the body of the poem or in the title.

–Irene Willis, Poetry Editor (more…)