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Download Epub Format Å Jewish American Poetry: Poems, Commentary, and Reflections (Brandies Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life) PDF by ë Eric Murphy Selinger From Emma Lazarus To Allen Ginsberg, Jewish American Poets Have Long Been A Presence In American Poetry Once A Group Of Isolated Voices, Their Number And Range Has Grown In The Last Years To Reveal A Distinct American Poetic Tradition The First Complete Guide To The Diversity And Vitality Of This Tradition, Jewish American Poetry Features Poems By Leading Poets Some Written Especially For This Volume Followed By The Poets Own Reflections On The Jewish And American Aspects Of Their Work The Second Half Of The Book Gathers Ten Wide Ranging Essays On The History And Scope Of Jewish American Poetry, Offering An Unprecedented Introduction To Its Yiddish And Sephardic Heritage, Its Distinctive Poetics Of Commentary, Its Kabbalists, Its Feminists, And With A General Introduction That Places This Literature In The Contexts Of Both Jewish Culture And American Poetry, Jewish American Poetry Opens The Door To A Much Needed Discussion Of The Significance Of The Jewish Voice In American Literature



The Poetry Of A Diverse PeopleThis book is an anthology of the works of 26 contemporary Jewish American Poets The format of the book, however, is somewhat unusual Each of the poets in the book chose a single poem to be included and followed the poem with an essay or commentary about it The commentaries themselves vary in form from a whimsical four line verse by Charles Bernstein to lengthy essays.
The poems vary in styles from very traditional verse to modern free poetry As to be expected, the poets bring different convictions and perspectives to their appointed task of illustrating the variety and the purpose underling Jewish American Poetry As than one poet and commentator points out, each of these words

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