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The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry
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With works by over 100 poets, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry celebrates contemporary writers, born after World War II , who write about Jewish themes. This anthology brings together poets whose writings offer fascinating insight into Jewish cultural and religious topics and Jewish identity. Featuring established poets as well as representatives of the next generation of Jewish voices, it includes poems by Ellen Bass, Charles Bernstein, Carol V. Davis, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, David Lehman, Jacqueline Osherow, Ira Sadoff, Philip Schultz, Alan Shapiro, Jane Shore, Judith Skillman, Melissa Stein, Matthew Zapruder, and many others.
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Invitation to the Reader Abramson, Seth Ager, Deborah Barenblat, Rachel Bass, Ellen Baumel, Judith Bellm, Dan Bernstein, Charles Biespiel, David Burt, Stephen Carlson, Nancy Naomi Castro, Michael Chertok, Alex Chess, Richard Coleman, Elizabeth J. Cooperman, Robert Davis, Carol V. Day, Lucille Lang Desrosiers, Lori Dolin, Sharon Dubrow, Jehanne Enszer, Julie R. Finkelstein, Norman Fish, Cheryl J. Friedman, Jeff Fuhrman, Joanna Gaines-Friedler, Joy Gerstler, Amy Goldberg, Beckian Fritz Goldstein, Ellen Good, Howie Gottlieb, Amy Greenberg, Arielle Grubin, Eve Hecht, Jennifer Michael Hirsch, Edward Hirshfield, Jane Jacobstein, Roy Kaminsky, Ilya Karetnick, Jen Katz, Joy Kerman, Judith Kimmelman, Burt Lader, Bruce Ladin, Joy Lazer, Hank Lehman, David Lesser, Rika Levin, Lynn Levine, Jeffrey Levine, Julia B. Loden, Rachel Malis, Rachel Margulius, Sandra Cohen Mayer, Liat Mazer, Ben McKee, Colleen Meitner, Erika Meriam, Mary Miller, Stephen Paul Mirskin, Jerry Moreno, Yvette Neisser Neustadt, Leslie November, Yehoshua Novey, Idra Olstein, Lisa Osherow, Jacqueline Parker, Alan Michael Ratzabi, Hila Raz, Hilda Redel, Victoria Rich, Susan Roberts, Kim Rosenberg, Liz Sachs, Carly Sadoff, Ira Schiffman, Richard Schneiderman, Jason Schor, Esther Schultz, Philip Schwartz, Howard Schwartz, Ruth L. Serchuk, Peter Seyburn, Patty Shapiro, Alan Sherbondy, Maureen A. Shevin, David Shinder, Jason Shore, Jane Siegel, Joan I. Silverman, M. E. Sirowitz, Hal Skillman, Judith Skloot, Floyd Slonimsky, Lee Sol, Adam Solomon, Onna Stein, Melissa Stone, Nomi Stonestreet, Lisa Gluskin Sulak, Marcela Taavila, Pia Terman, Philip Topal, Carine Trousdale, Rachel Warn, Emily Weiner, Joshua Weinfield, Henry Weiser, Karen Wetzsteon, Rachel Zapruder, Matthew Zucker, Rachel Further Reflections Glossary Credits Index

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The most comprehensive and up-to-date anthology of contemporary Jewish American poetry available.

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The most comprehensive and up-to-date anthology of contemporary Jewish American poetry available.

About the Author

Deborah Ager is the author of the poetry collection Midnight Voices, founder of 32 Poems Magazine, and co-editor of Old Flame: The First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine. She's received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and was both a Tennessee Williams Scholar and a Walter E. Dakin fellow at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Many poems first appearing in 32 Poems Magazine have been honored in the Best American Poetry and Best New Poets anthologies and on the Verse Daily and Poetry Daily websites. Ager directs the Joaquin Miller Poetry Reading Series in Washington, DC, edits for Redux, and is board member of 32 Poems Magazine. M. E. Silverman, editor of Blue Lyra Review, moved from New Orleans to Georgia to teach at Gordon State College. His work has appeared in over 65 publications including: Crab Orchard Review, 32 Poems, Chicago Quarterly Review, Hawai'i Pacific Review, StorySouth, Yellow Medicine Review, BatterSea Review, Neon, Many Mountains Moving, The Southern Poetry Anthology, The Los Angeles Review, Mizmor L'David Anthology: The Shoah, Cloudbank, The Broad River Review, Pacific Review, Because I Said So Anthology, Sugar House Review, and other magazines. M. E. Silverman was a finalist for the 2008 New Letters Poetry Award, the 2008 DeNovo Contest and the 2009 Naugatuck River Review Contest. He is a member of the board of 32 Poems.

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If you like poetry with deep spiritual themes, if you like poetry that will make you both laugh and cry in the same breath then this new volume of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry is for you. All three hundred poems worth! Do yourself a favor, take this book, a cup of coffee or tea, and read a few of these poems, they'll change your life! -- Rev. Dr. William C. Mills * Walking With God *

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