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Darío and the Jews

The great Nicaraguan poet’s fascination with ‘the mysterious people of the Semitic race’

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Walt Whitman’s New Health Treatise

A scholar discovers a hidden text by the great American author of ‘Song of Myself.’ But can the celebrated democrat survive the politics of 21st-century academia?

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‘Amen,’ A Passover Poem

Translated from Hebrew by Rachel Tzvia Back

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A Jellyfish With a Jew’s Ear, for the Millions

Avant-garde trickmaster Charles Bernstein’s mass appeal is evident in his new collection of essays, ‘Pitch of Poetry’

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Nonsense Haikus, Using the Tweets of Donald Trump

Social media is Trump’s best friend. Let’s put his short jabs together.

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This Valentine’s Day, Serenade in Your Lover in Yiddish

Four poems capable of melting even the coldest of hearts

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The Holocaust: Two Poems

Translations of works by Venezuelan poets Ida Gramcko and Jacqueline Goldberg, who grapple with death, memory, and the poet’s mandate after the Holocaust

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Amichai: the Tolerant Irony of Israel’s National Poet

A ‘wonderful’ new collection of Yehuda Amichai’s verse shows the poet’s profound resilience—and the weight of his ghosts

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Text Messages

Amy Schumer’s $8 million book deal, plus writer Sloane Crosley on her new novel and New York Times poetry critic David Orr on Jewish poets

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Getting Whacked: In Honor of C.K. Williams, 1936-2015

The generous master poet of the sublime died this week at age 78

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It Smokes a Man

New translations of works by the Polish-born modernist Yiddish poet Yitskhok Berliner, whose life in Mexico made him a special kind of mestizo

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Watching

A poem for Baltimore

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A Poem Is a Two-Way Mirror Concealing the Page

A visit with Beat icon David Meltzer, still performing and confounding, still showing the way

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Instead of 42,000 Marines, 600,000 Immigrants

Fifty years ago today, LBJ sent U.S. troops to the Dominican Republic. In the poet Alexis Gómez Rosa, we reap what he sowed.

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On the Indelible Scholarship of M.H. Abrams

Remembering the work of the great critic, editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, who died on Tuesday

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‘Tattoos on Jews,’ and Other Poems by Richard Michelson

For National Poetry Month, new verse from ‘More Money than God’

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Remembering Portugal’s Jewish Prized Poet

Herberto Hélder’s writing touched on the dark, mystic, and mythological

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Talmudic Improv: A Visit With Poet David Antin

Riffs from San Diego on extremism, secular Yiddishists, Stalin, transgender etiquette, and ‘talk poems’

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The Forgotten Jewish Great War Poet, Revived

Long-gone writer is introduced to new readers with the help of graphic art

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Sneaking a Peek at Poetry on the High Holidays

Just because you’re in synagogue doesn’t mean you have to read what’s in the prayer book

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Poet and Scholar Allen Grossman Dies at 82

One of the most important voices in 20th-century poetry

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The Lost Poems of Ka-Tzetnik 135633

Auction house offering Auschwitz survivor’s elusive pre-war book for $7,000; copies also available at several libraries

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Tuvia Ruebner Never Stops Mourning the Lost

New English translations of the 90-year-old’s Israel Prize-winning work remind us why he’s the doyen of postwar poets

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My Name Is Donald Lev, I Speak for the Trees

The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade

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Poems About Kaddish, War, and Everyday Life

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Tablet’s stories about poets and poems

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Second Seder

A poem by Andrea Cohen for Passover and National Poetry Month

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Poetry From Israel, Lodz, India, and Beyond

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Tablet’s stories about poets and poems

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Tablet Celebrates National Poetry Month

We’re sharing stories about poetry and poets from our archives all month

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Master Critic Harold Bloom Likes This Poet. A Lot.

The great Yale literary scholar introduces new poetry by Peter Cole, in ‘The Invention of Influence’

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My Favorite Anti-Semite: How Amiri Baraka Inspired Me

Kaddish for the recently deceased poet with a history of bigotry, from a poet with a feeling for jazz

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