Dear Darwish by Morani Kornberg-Weiss

Dear Darwish by Morani Kornberg-Weiss

The book at Amazon and on Kindle From Jewniverse Growing up in Tel Aviv, Morani Kornberg-Weiss only encountered the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s national poet, by chance. As a “voice from the other side,” Darwish seemed to speak to her across an unfathomable distance – until she began speaking back. The result is Dear Darwish, a book of poems – really a book-length poem in parts – out this…

In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner

But these days, Ruebner is enjoying a new buzz in Israel. In the past decade, the accolades have been stacking up—the Anne Frank Prize, the Jerusalem Prize, the Israel Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature (twice), and finally, in 2008, the coveted Israel Prize. Since 1957 he has published 15 poetry collections, most recently in 2013, and two new books of his poems in English translation are poised to come out:…

The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards by Rachel Mennies

In this poetry collection, Mennies examines survival and assimilation, subjects bound together by complex, if sometimes compromised, ties to the speaker’s Judaism. Through wit and careful prosody, The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards lays bare the struggles and triumphs experienced through a teenage girl’s coming of age, showing the reader what it means to become—and remain—a Jewish woman in America. The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards by Rachel…

Why Harold Bloom, Master Critic, Likes Poet Peter Cole a Lot – Tablet Magazine

The great Yale literary scholar introduces new poetry by Peter Cole, in ‘The Invention of Influence’ I first came to know Peter Cole as a matchless translator of Hebrew poetry, particularly of the warrior Shmuel HaNagid and the skeptical mystic Solomon Ibn Gabirol. Those translations were gathered in The Dream of the Poem, a superb volume presenting the Hebrew poetry of Spain from 950 to 1492, and followed by his…