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Remembering Steve Dalachinsky

‘Poems are everywhere, you don’t have to look far’

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Jen Silverman Skins the Cat

The deeply absurdist, darkly hilarious drama, poetry, and fiction of a woman who wants to shake us out of our routines

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Night of the Murdered Poets

Rokhl’s Golden City: This week in 1952, five Yiddish poets were executed in the Soviet Union. How have their deaths been framed since then?

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Should We Love Our Country?

Fourth of July ruminations on the nation-state and the state of the nation

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The South’s Greatest Jewish Poet Strikes Zen Gold

A visit with Hank Lazer in Tuscaloosa, wondering ‘what is a Jew doing here’

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Ilya Kaminsky’s ‘Deaf Republic’

National Poetry Month: A long-anticipated new collection infuses beauty and irony into a dystopian war epic

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The Mystery Poet on the Cover of Sgt. Pepper’s

National Poetry Month: Wallace Berman’s son pens a memoir of the temple the Kabbalistic Beat artist made of his own life

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A Conversation With Marjorie Perloff

National Poetry Month: The fearlessly outspoken critic and Stanford titan on the contemporary poetry canon, the complexities of O.J. Simpson, and the non-Zen of John Cage

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Joseph Eliyia, the Jewish Messiah of Greek Poetry

How two fundamental pillars of Western thought—classical Greek rationalism and monotheistic Jewish faith—collided in a remote area of the archipelago to produce a short-lived but influential communist

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Bringing Yiddish to the Negev

Rokhl’s Golden City: How poet Avrom Sutzkever became a giant in a country that rejected his language

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Allen Ginsberg Goes Behind the Iron Curtain

Newly edited travel journals from 1965 show the poet infatuated and disillusioned with communist Cuba, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and Poland

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A Is for Abish

An Austrian-born American abstract artist arrives at 87 annī and amazes anew

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Adeena Karasick’s Facebook Likes

The ‘gematria’ of status updates, in a new book of poetry by a 21st-century heir to the Kabbalists

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Poetry to Exalt the Everyday

The case for a new Hebrew month of poetry and heeding the wakeful heart

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‘The Neighbor Out of Sound’ Arrives

Tablet’s resident poetry critic wins praise for his new book of poems

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The Big Sacred Voice of a Postmodern Psalmist

Joseph Lease’s new poetry collection, ‘The Body Ghost,’ sings that body electric

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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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