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Matzoh

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Liberation in poetry: Who Knows One

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It should be easy to speak praise at a time of liberation. It is not.

Passover Poetry: Giving Miriam her song

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In recent years, Miriam has become regular presence at the Passover table.  For some she is there in the form of

Passover Poetry: Studying the Mundane and Holy Terrain

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Merle Feld, 2010
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Living as a poet means you are acutely attuned to the voices within, you seek to listen, to discern the words that best capture your own inner truth.

Passover poetry: Re-telling the story of our own lives

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National Poetry Month officially began yesterday. It is not altogether clear why the Academy of American Poets chose April as the month to celebrate poets and poetry.

A poem for Adrienne

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Another Obituary

 

Adrienne Rich: navigating hope

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The news of Adrienne Rich’s death yesterday at age 82 sent me immediately to my bookshelves and an extended swim through the currents of words she has left behind. All writers believe in the power of words—and maybe especially poets, whose words are fewer and so carefully chosen—but for me Rich’s writing particularly and persuasively argued for the ability of words, language, expression to create new realities, to change the world.

"I am Jewish" spoken word speaks volumes

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Andrew Lustig is not a Jewess – but his words are applicable to all of us, male and female, young and old, who identify as Jewish.

"Irene": A collection of stories and poems from a life lived courageously

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Irene Levine Paull

Her writings are archived in the Minnesota Historical Society. The Minneapolis Public Library has a chair in her name.

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