Multilingual Poetry

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The Joys of Yiddish Poetry

The Joys of Yiddish Poetry

Rokhl’s Golden City: A various take on Walt Whitman Previously this month, I had the satisfaction of going to the show and release celebration for my friend Alex Weiser’s beautiful brand-new CD, called … and all the days were purple Weiser is...
50 Of The Best Poetry Books From Modern Authors

50 Of The Best Poetry Books From Modern Authors

There seems to be a bit of an aversion to poetry in our culture. Something happens to us when we’re in school—we’re given Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson or Robert Frost, and we don’t really feel like we can relate so easily to it. Then we’re told to dissect the...

National Poetry Month Day 6: Elizabeth Acevedo

Goldilocks & on the highway, the woman almost drives into a railing. An accident. Perhaps. Lost in thought. What thought almost causes this kind of damage? The usual one. About the other woman. Is a bed not its own sort of a mind? & don’t they both sag with...
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