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Jewish American poetry

poems, commentary, and reflections
  • 344 Pages
  • 2.55 MB
  • English

University Press of New England , Hanover, NH
American poetry -- Jewish authors, Jewish religious poetry, American, American poetry -- 20th century, American poetry -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism, Judaism and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th ce
Statementedited by Jonathan N. Barron and Eric Murphy Selinger.
SeriesBrandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life
ContributionsBarron, Jonathan N., Selinger, Eric Murphy.
LC ClassificationsPS591.J4 J42 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 344 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15491438M
ISBN 101584650427, 1584650435
LC Control Number00025283

This book is an anthology of the works of 26 contemporary Jewish American poets. The format of the book, however, is somewhat unusual. Each of the poets in the book chose a single poem to be included and followed the poem with an essay or "commentary" about it.4/4(1).

With works by over poets, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry celebrates contemporary writers, born after World War II, who write about Jewish themes.

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With works by over 1 /5. Scion of prominent Jewish American family publishes first book of poetry at the age of and he celebrated by publishing his first book of poetry.

draws from his life as a scion of a. This is a list of notable Jewish American other Jewish Americans, see Lists of Jewish Americans. Persons listed with a double asterisks (**) are winners of the Pulitzer Prize for language: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic.

Poet, critic, and activist Alicia Ostriker was born in in New York City. She earned degrees from Brandeis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, Ostriker has published numerous volumes of poetry, including Waiting for the Light (), which awarded the Berru Award from the Jewish Book Council, and The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog ( The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry by Deborah Ager at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. The link between Jewish poets and America is grounded in the very foundation of the country’s symbols of freedom and tolerance. Inscribed on the Statue of Liberty are these famous lines by the Jewish poet Emma Lazarus (), from her poem “The New Colossus”: “Give me your tired, your poor,/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,/The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”.

Jewish American literature holds an essential place in the literary history of the United encompasses traditions of writing in English, primarily, as well as in other languages, the most important of which has been critics and authors generally acknowledge the notion of a distinctive corpus and practice of writing about Jewishness in America, many writers resist being.

Abraham Cahan, journalist, author and editor of Yiddish newspaper Jewish Daily Forward Hortense Calisher, novelist and president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters [18] Raphael Hayyim Isaac Carregal, colonial era rabbi who published the first Jewish sermons in America [19].

About Jewish American poets This is a list of young contemporary and famous jewish american poets like John Hollander who explain that what most people mean by Jewish American culture is just as peculiar because he explain I am burdened by the american imaginative restraint that demands what Emerson called speaking in 'hard words'.Author: Jewish American Poets.

Overview “It is a paradox that poetry rather than prose fiction is the prime achievement of Yiddish literature in America, while poetry in English by American Jews has not matched the prose achievements of Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Cynthia Ozick.

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Ginsberg was a man of contradictions–a devotee of Eastern mysticism who wrote insightfully about Jewish history, a populist poet who fell in line with the tradition of William Blake and William Carlos Williams.

East and West, high and low, Ginsberg defined the unity of opposites that represented the best of modern American poetry. The role of Jews in contemporary American poetry simply underscores the role of all poets—to speak the unspoken and the unspeakable, as beautifully as possible.

As perpetual outsiders, Jewish poets may be especially well suited to the task. It seems so to me, based on the work in this anthology. —Liz Rosenberg The question Matthew Silverman and I grappled with when putting together The.

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About The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. With works by over poets, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry celebrates contemporary writers, born after World War II, who write about Jewish themes.

This anthology brings together poets whose writings offer fascinating insight into Jewish cultural and religious topics and. This book begins with a silence. While Jewish American fiction has long been recognized as a fit subject for critical inquiry, Jewish American poetry has largely been overlooked.

Recently, a few books have started to redress this silence, focusing on some specific Jewish American poets. However, even as these studies begin to identify specific individuals as Jewish American poets, the field. Get this from a library.

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Jewish American poetry: poems, commentary, and reflections. [Jonathan N Barron; Eric Murphy Selinger;] -- This informed and original anthology will become an invaluable source for both scholars and lovers of poetry.

--Dana Gioia. The Jewish News of Northern California New Jewish poetry books to accompany you through isolation – J. Although one of the thrills of poetry is the ability to engage with a fulfilling piece of literature that may take only a minute to read, I’d like to introduce three collections of poetry that I’ve recently enjoyed in which the greater.

Please find below a list of awards given for published and unpublished fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction on Jewish themes. Please note that although my newsletter and Practicing Writing blog listings are limited to competitions that do not charge entry fees, I have included fee-charging contests here because the pool of specifically “Jewish” competitions is [ ].

Although Anne (Chana) Kleiman—who died in at the age of —was the first American-born Jewish woman to publish poems in Hebrew, and Annabelle (Chana) Farmelant—who is still living and occasionally publishing—wrote a substantial body of Hebrew verse from the s to the s, their work is virtually unknown today, even to those familiar with Hebrew literature in America.

American literature is literature written or produced in the United States of America and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States).Before the founding of the United States, the British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English literature.

Fried's book does not present the original works themselves, but rather culls mostly outstanding essays on the prose, poetry, drama, and literary criticism produced by Jewish writers in America from the final decades of the last century to the present." Studies in American Jewish Literature.

David Lehman, 61, editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry and the annual Best American Poetry series, has been captivated by this music and its ingenious lyrics since childhood.

: Jamie Katz. Alicia Ostriker Alicia Ostriker is a poet and a scholar.

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She has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. She currently serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. F or me, the two great events in current American Jewish poetry are the explosion of women’s poetry (including poetry by openly gay women), and of midrashic poetry (including poems that openly question.

Sadow specializes in Jewish Latin American literature. He has authored, edited, or translated fifteen books and more than seventy book chapters, articles, and literary translations.

He received the National Jewish Book Award for his translation work. Jewish-American Literature. Among these was Morris Winshevsky, who promoted socialism but had very little Jewish content in his poetry. Instead, Winshevsky was a follower of the Jewish enlightenment, This book has been called "the most important novel written by a Jewish immigrant".

Jerome Rothenberg's publishing career began in the late s as a translator of German poetry, first for Hudson Review and then for City Lights Books. Founding Hawk's Well Press inRothenberg used it as a venue to publish collections by some of the up-and-coming poets of the era, including Diane Wakoski and Robert Kelly.

He also self-published his first book of poems, White Sun Black. More Jews emigrated to the United States between and than in any period before or since. The vast majority-some million-fled poverty and anti-Semitism in the Russian Empire, Romania and Austria-Hungary and transformed American Jewish life.

By fostering the rise of a Jewish working class in the garment trades and other industries. An American Jewish poet's book on Jewish themes awarded first prize. Link/Page Citation God's Optimism (poetry book) by Yehoshua November, Main Street Rag Publishing Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, 65 pages,$ a Jewish American Zionist journal that centers on political, philosophical, historical, and cultural essays and memoirs.Among my books dealing with Latin American Jewish literature and art are King David’s Harp: Autobiographical Essays by Jewish Latin American Writers, winner of a National Jewish Book Award and my translations of Mestizo, A Novel and two poetry collections by the Argentine writer Ricardo Feierstein and two books by the Peruvian-American writer.