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Roman nature

How poetry helped one scholar understand his mother

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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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What Is Missing

Mark Strand, the former poet laureate and a Pulitzer Prize winner, has given up poetry and turned to making art. He talks about his work, Jewish mothers, absence, and Israel.

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Free Verse

To celebrate the overlap of Passover and National Poetry Month, poets Andrea Cohen, Robert Pinsky, and Mark Levine offer some selections on the themes of liberation, ritual, journeying, and food

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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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Final Verse

In the poems of Silver Roses, the late Rachel Wetzsteon—who took her own life last year—is still very much alive

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‘We Swat, We Sweat Together’

Your best ping pong haikus

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Punk in the Beerlight

David Berman and his father’s sins

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Today on Tablet

A love of herring, Sheikh Jarrah, and more

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Today on Tablet

Sarah Silverman pees like a Jew, and more

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Yehuda Halevi: The Poetry Contest

Find your inner 11th-century poet and win an iPad

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Spy games, evading the next Holocaust, and more

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The Earthly Dreamer

Poet Edward Hirsch and the dignity of everyday existence

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Politics and Poesy

In early 20th-century Poland, poet Shmuel Nadler took off his yarmulke and took up with the Communists

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A Clockwork Doll

Dahlia Ravikovitch and the poetry of the plainspoken

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Sensible Swoons

Charles Bernstein and the poetry of antic glee

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The Last Great Yiddish Poet

Nextbook and Tablet authors remember Avrom Sutzkever

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Auslander does death, Turkey’s rise, and more

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Today on Tablet

An Argentinian dissident, a Yiddish poet, Afro-Semitic beats

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Three Poems By Avrom Sutzkever

‘How,’ ‘The Lead Plates at the Rom Press,’ and ‘1981’

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Poet Rachel Wetzsteon Dies at 42

‘New Republic’ poetry editor, bard of Morningside Heights

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Today on Tablet

Navasky on Lieberman, Hannukah’s ‘Avatar,’ and more

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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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Today in Tablet

‘A good prescription for Jewish poems’

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Scribes and Scribblers

Poetry inspired by architecture, prophecy, and the immigration experience

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The Prophet’s Pen

A new book argues that the key to decoding the Bible is understanding its poetry

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Tablet’s Kirsch Makes Forward 50

‘This century’s first pre-eminent Jewish man of letters’

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Easy Reading

Straightforward or elliptical, poetry needn’t be hard

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Poets Protest J Street Cancellation

Plays are slated to take their place

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Jazzed Up

New albums find inspiration in the Passover haggadah

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