David Kaufmann teaches literature at George Mason University.
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Prophet Margin

The poet Joseph Lease waxes prophetic while wondering what prophesy can mean in an age of corporate greed and round-the-clock cable news

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Young at Heart

Ammiel Alcalay’s new book—a challenging collection of notes, photographs, and diary entries he wrote in the 1970s—shows the young scholar and experimental poet through the eyes of his older self

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Expansive

Robert Pinsky’s career-spanning Selected Poems highlights his movement from meditative formalist to Whitmanesque bard

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Not Kidding

Painter Archie Rand’s 10-piece Had Gadya series—now on view in Philadelphia—underscores the darkness and complexity at the heart of the Seder’s final song

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Words Fail

In her new collection, Tonight No Poetry Will Serve, Adrienne Rich reckons with the question of how to write lyric poetry in the face of war and economic hardship

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Enthusiastic Blasphemy

Poets Daniel Morris and Stephen Paul Miller, coauthors of the anthology Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture, explore the possibilities and contradictions of secular Jewishness

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Gathering Storm

Aberrant Marxist, heretical Jew, maverick social theorist—Walter Benjamin remains difficult to classify, but his mystique only continues to grow

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View From the Bridge

In Wait, poet C.K. Williams looks to literary antecedents for help in locating his Jewishness

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Taking Stock

In a new memoir, philosopher Stanley Cavell reflects on what it means to be alone

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With a Bang

Karen Weiser and the poetry of first things

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Midrashic Sensibility

Rachel Blau DuPlessis and the poetry of textual reverence

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Prefigurative Art

Poet Michael Heller wonders if the painter Max Beckmann foresaw the attacks of 9/11

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Hyphenated Rhythms

Two Russian-Jewish-American poets illustrate the line between immigrant and exile

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The Earthly Dreamer

Poet Edward Hirsch and the dignity of everyday existence

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Sensible Swoons

Charles Bernstein and the poetry of antic glee

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A Skeptic’s Skeptic

A new biography takes a look at Derrida’s philosophy of disillusionment

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The Joke’s on God

Stanley Moss is either the most religiously profane or profanely religious poet around

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Scribes and Scribblers

Poetry inspired by architecture, prophecy, and the immigration experience

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Easy Reading

Straightforward or elliptical, poetry needn’t be hard

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Starting Small

Tracing Hilary Putnam’s roadmap to God

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