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Poetry Gone Viral

Eighteen-year-old Caroline Kaufman’s verse found its audience—and subsequent book deal—on Instagram

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‘The Dairy’—An Original Poem for Shavuot

Today on Jewcy: Memories of a kibbutz

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Lou Reed, Poet

The new volume ‘Do Angels Need Haircuts?’ brings to life a historic 1971 poetry reading, recorded and recently rediscovered in the late musician’s archives

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Neo-Poland: An Original Poem

Today on Jewcy: Grappling with the controversial new law

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Shaq Hears America Singing

National Poetry Month: ‘Poetry in America,’ an ‘infectious’ new series from PBS, shows how verse isn’t merely the art of words

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‘Shemot’—A Poem for Yom HaShoah

Today on Jewcy: Recalling the names of those who are gone from Germany

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‘Amen,’ A Passover Poem

Translated from Hebrew by Rachel Tzvia Back

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Technician of the Sacred

A half-century after his groundbreaking ‘ethnopoetic’ anthology, Jerome Rothenberg’s shamanic journey into the sacred poetry of the past continues to lead him to the unknowns of poetry’s future

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‘Two Brothers’

Today on Jewcy: An original poem about the transition from Purim to Passover

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An Encounter, in Verse, Between a Palestinian-American and an Israeli Jew

Naomi Shihab Nye and Yehuda Amichai walk into a bar

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On Rabin’s Hebrew Birthday

Today on Jewcy: An original poem

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Dinah and Batsheva Say #MeToo

Today on Jewcy: Two original poems

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Denise Levertov’s Poetic Gifts and Her Hidden Inheritance from Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi

On the 20th anniversary of her death: How the influential Jewish apostate to Christianity and self-described ‘Hebrew-Christian’ Paul Philip Levertoff influenced the art and activism of his daughter

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My Old Kentoki Home

An enduring and strange epic poem about life in America in the early 20th century—for many Jewish immigrants, a true Promised Land

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‘Lamp Gathering’

Today on Jewcy: An original poem for Chanukah

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The Language of Our Love

Measuring a relationship in poems and tractates of Talmud

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Like a Roman Stone

Episode 113: Footsteps Executive Director Lani Santo and ‘Why Bob Dylan Matters’ author Richard F. Thomas

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Original Poems of Torah and Shabbat

Today on Jewcy: ‘Birthright’ and ‘Sabbath Rest 2.0’

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Can Religion and Poetry Coexist?

For Zoketsu Norman Fischer—retired abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center, experimental poet, and founder of an influential Jewish meditation group—the question is the answer

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Winter Wonderland

Yiddish poet Avrom Sutzkever’s 1936 work ‘Siberia’ magically upends a litany of misery for him and his people

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The Kabbalist’s Son

Today on Jewcy: An original poem of love and loss

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Not With Words

A Poem for Sukkot

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Elisheva Bikhovsky, One of the Greatest Poets in the Modern Hebrew Language, Wasn’t Jewish

A casualty of a naïve belief in Israel’s potential to adopt a secular Hebrew culture beyond Judaism’s defining religious difference, the Russian-born writer was also revived as a feminist icon in the 1970s

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On Philip Levine, the Workingman’s Poet

Detroit, the Spanish Civil War, and the yearning for a perfect society

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Immigrant Poets Celebrate Emma Lazarus’ Birthday with Tributes to ‘The New Colossus’

At a poetry festival at the 92nd Street Y, where Lazarus herself once taught English to Russian-Jewish women

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Middle-Aged Stalker Professor Writes Lecherous, Funny, Vulnerable Poems

Art, death, sex, and pedagogy, in a new collection of prose poems, ‘My Vibe’

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David Shapiro’s Narrow Bridge

A descendant of the New York School brings cantorial poetics to his new collection, ‘In Memory of an Angel’

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Rupert Brooke, My Favorite Anti-Semite

A Tablet continuing series of tributes to the people who hate us

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Going to Lvov

Polish poet and essayist Adam Zagajewski’s extravagant and miraculous new collection, ‘Slight Exaggeration,’ takes on banality and vulgarity through elegant art

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