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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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Black Mountain Bar Mitzvah Poems

Should Larry Eigner’s work be read through the lens of his palsy?

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Israel’s New Literary Currency

A pair of Hebrew-language poets get their likenesses on the shekel, but can they afford it?

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Art Collects Itself: Remembering David Meltzer

The beat generation poet, who recently died at the age of 79, continues to be an inspiration

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Cuba’s Jewish Unicorn

José Kozer, Jewish-Cuban poet of exile and language, still hopes to visualize God

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Vulture in a Cage

New translations of the Hebrew Golden Age poetry of Solomon Ibn Gabirol reveal a man for our time

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Autographed Anne Frank ‘Friendship’ Poem Sells for Nearly $150,000

Months before Frank and her family were arrested, she wrote a few lines of ‘encouragement’ to her friend, ‘Cri Cri’

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TV Bums

A poem about the Republican National Convention

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The Story of Ruth, in Three Poems

Poetry for Shavuot, when we read about Ruth, a Moabite woman considered to be the first convert to Judaism

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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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