Thursday, January 16, 2020

2019 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

Congratulations to the winner and finalists of the 2019 National Jewish Book Award in poetry: Ilya Kaminsky, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Yonatan Berg (translator Joanna Chen), and Rachel Zucker. It was an honor to serve as one of this year's judges. Click here for the full list of NJBA recipients:

Friday, January 3, 2020

New Poem

Everywhere We Went

that summer there was ice-cream—
blueberry with butter cookie
raspberry with chocolate crumb—
while bombs kept falling
while streets drizzled with blood
someone had colluded
someone had ordered it so
while we were happy
as happy as we could be
given the unpredictable temperatures
given our need to be free.

Forthcoming in Welcome to the Resistance: Poetry as Protest, from Stockton University Press, edited by Ona Gritz and Taylor Carmen Savatz

Congratulations to the 2020 National Jewish Book Award Winners . In particular, congratulations to the winner and finalists for the Berru Po...