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  • Confronting Israel in poetry

    by Avishay Artsy

    February 18, 2015 | 3:51 pm

    Journalists who cover the Israel-Palestine situation understand the difficulty of finding words that don’t bring with them the burden of history and...

  • Poem: Where I Live Now

    by Charlotte Mandel

    February 18, 2015 | 12:56 pm

    Tall Janet’s cane sounds a jangle of keys

    Melvin keeps time to a thud as he seizes

    the wooden handle of his, rubber-tipped, sorely

    needed on...

  • Poem: From the Whirlwind

    by Rabbi Stanley F. Chyet

    February 4, 2015 | 12:34 pm

    From the whirlwind

    a voice answers

    the ill asked question

    and the answer is

    no answer

    a caution

    a rebuke

     

    an evasion

    for the question...

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  • Poem: Funky Fuchsia

    by Lori Levy

    January 29, 2015 | 1:16 pm

    Friday nights at my mother-in-law’s

    I follow the exquisite nails

    of my Armenian sister-in-law from Iran.

    Pale blue sometimes like her mohair...

  • Chana Bloch’s new poems on art, life and the old world

    by Carol V. Davis

    January 9, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    Great anticipation and much pleasure always accompany the release of a new book of poetry by a major poet. This certainly is the case for Chana...

  • Poem: Meet Me (Breathless)

    by Hadara Bar-Nadav

    January 7, 2015 | 11:14 am

    on the corner of sky and lamppost. I will look for you so wear your eyes. Wear your face that has slept in curls. I will breathe the tulip scent of your...

  • Poem: Small Antiques

    by Miriam Ulinover, (killed in Auschwitz, 1944)

    December 17, 2014 | 1:37 pm

    Once there were three girls beautiful as gold,

    who bragged about the rare antiques each of them did hold;

    “I have a little head scarf,” one boasted...

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