Richard Michelson is the author of Lipman Pike: America’s First Home Run King. He is a three-time finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and he has received a Sydney Taylor Gold and Silver Medal from the Association of Jewish Librarians. His books have been listed among the Ten Best of the Year by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and The New Yorker. In April 2015, his latest poetry collection, More Money than God, was excerpted in Tablet.

The Hall of Fame Case for Lip Pike

The superstar—a proud Jew known as the ‘Iron Batter’—slugged his way into the record books of pre-integration era baseball. But the powers that be won’t even put him on the Cooperstown ballot.


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

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


Stompin’ at the Savoy

A picture-book writer learns the identity-politics dance

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