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  • Chasidic poet blends sacred, mundane in acclaimed debut

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    May 10, 2011 | 5:50 pm

    Surely the most unusual title among the finalists in the poetry category of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes is “God’s Optimism” by Yehoshua November (Main Street Rag, $14). After all, the rarefied world of poetry rarely encounters a Chasidic poet who declares that his...