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Jewish Poetry Series 1

February 22 | 7:00 pm


We hope you’ll join us for a free online poetry reading featuring contributors from the just-released anthology, 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium (Ashland Poetry Press, 2021). The evening will begin with a discussion regarding the creation of the anthology and thoughts about Jewish poetry with coeditors Matthew E. Silverman and Nancy Naomi Carlson, along with Jennifer Rathbun (Associate Editor of Ashland Poetry Press). A brief Q & A session will follow the readings.

Nancy Naomi Carlson, poet, translator, and two-time recipient of NEA literature translation fellowships, authored An Infusion of Violets (Seagull, 2019), named “New & Noteworthy” by the New York Times. www.nancynaomicarlson.com

Laura Cesarco Eglin is a poet and translator. Her latest poetry collection is Life, One Not Attached to Conditionals. Translator of Hilda Hilst’s Of Death. Minimal Odes, a 2019 BTBA winner, she’s the publisher of Veliz Books. 

Dina Elenbogen is author of the poetry collection, Apples of the Earth and the memoir, Drawn from Water: An American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story. www.dinaelenbogen.com

Andrew Field is a teacher, writer and musician. He had a chapbook of poems published in 2016 and is working on a novel and an album of music. https://andrewfield.bandcamp.com/releases 

Jane Hirshfield‘s most recent book is Ledger (Knopf, 2020). A former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she was elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2019. https://barclayagency.com/speakers/jane-hirshfield

Zilka Joseph’s work appeared in Poetry and Poetry Daily. Her book Sharp Blue Search of Flame (Wayne State University Press) was a Foreword INDIES Award finalist. She teaches creative writing. www.zilkajoseph.com

Joy Ladin is the author of nine books of poetry, including The Future is Trying to Tell Us Something: New and Selected Poems. joyladin.wordpress.com

Dennis Maloney is a poet and translator. His recent collections include The Things I Notice Now and The Faces of Guan Yin. He is also the editor/publisher of White Pine Press in Buffalo, NY. 

Jacqueline Osherow’s most recent book is My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple (LSU Press, 2019).   She’s received Guggenheim, NEA and Ingram Merrill Fellowships and the Witter Bynner Prize.  She’s Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah. 

Scott Spanbauer‘s published translations include Adolfo Pardo’s The Grill, and Laura Cesarco Eglin’s Calling Water by Its Name. He teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Jennifer Rathbun, poet and translator, is a Professor of Spanish and Associate Editor of Ashland Poetry Press at Ashland University. She is the translator of ten books by Hispanic authors including Alberto Blanco and Minerva Margarita Villarreal. https://www.ashlandpoetrypress.com/

M.E. Silverman, former editor of Blue Lyra Review, has authored The Floating Door and
The Breath before Birds Fly. Co-editor of three Jewish anthologies, his poems
have appeared in over eighty journals. https://www.mesilverman.org/

Lenore Weiss tutors middle-school and high-school students in Oakland, California. Her poetry collections form a trilogy about love, loss, and being mortal. She also writes flash fiction, essays, and children’s books.  www.lenoreweiss.com

Jane Yolen’s 400th book comes out next month with five more forthcoming….a poem a day for her poetry subscribers. At 82 she is not slowing down. In fact, she recently was remarried after 15 years a widow.

Events are Free and Open to the Public. Registration is required.


February 22
7:00 pm
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