The 1913 photograph by August Sander on the cover of Adam Kirsch’s third book of poetry, “Emblems of the Passing World: Poems After Photographs by August Sander” (Other Press), shows two young women in high-necked blouses gazing at the camera over cups of morning coffee. One sits...
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Once, a pocket was not attached to a woman’s clothing,
but tied around
her waist with a string or tape.
It would contain cellar keys, a paper of pins, a packet of seeds, a baby’s bib,
a hank of yarn or a Testament.
Or enough money to be buried,
so she would not burden her family.
Published in "5AM," Spring 2006
Patty Seyburn has published four books of poems. Her most recent is “Perfecta” (What Books Press, 2014). She is an associate professor at CSU Long Beach.
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 Bloch's “Swimming in the Rain, New and Selected Poems 1980-2015” (Autumn House Press). The book includes 29 new poems and includes...
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In this week's portion, Lech Lecha, we learn about a fight between the shepherds of Abraham and his nephew, Lot. There was plenty of space for everyone, but they weren't getting along so it seemed too crowded. Our rabbis teach us that when two people get along, they can...
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Bush Suspends Embassy Move
President Bush again suspended moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Invoking a waiver that cites national security reasons, Bush again resisted complying with the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which mandated that the U.S. Embassy be moved...
February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
It's Washington's birthday today. Why not celebrate another national treasure? Three Shuls in Concert, a cooperative venture of three Westside synagogues: B'nai Tikvah, Kehillat Ma'arav and Mishkon Tephilo, presents "Theodore Bikel in Concert." The folk singer, storyteller...