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Poetry

Louise Glück named Poet Laureate

August 29, 2003

Louise Glück was named poet laureate of the United States.

Gertrude Stein publishes Alice B. Toklas "Autobiography"

June 1, 1933

"The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas," in fact the autobiography of American expatriate modernist writer Gertrude Stein, was published.

Racy actress Adah Isaacs Menken appears in her last performance

May 30, 1868

Adah Isaacs Menken, a racy actress whose cult of personality brought her stardom, gave her last performance.

Poet Muriel Rukeyser receives $1000 literary award

May 8, 1942

Poet Muriel Rukeyser received a $1000 award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Poet Maxine Kumin wins Pulitzer Prize

May 7, 1973

Writer Maxine Kumin won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her collection "Up Country: Poems of New England."

Publication of Merle Feld's "A Spiritual Life: A Jewish Feminist Journey"

April 1, 1999

Merle Feld's "A Spiritual Life: A Jewish Feminist Journey" was published.

Muriel Rukeyser publishes second book of poems

January 31, 1938

Muriel Rukeyser established herself as a poet of enduring impact with the publication of "U.S. 1," her second book of poems.

Remembering Miriam Goodman - Her Church, The Chicken; Her Guests, Her Minyan

Happy National Poetry Month! To celebrate, I've been reading some new poems and revisiting old favorites by women like Muriel Rukeyser, Adrienne Rich, and Maxine Kumin.

Yiddish: Women's Poetry

Women’s poetry in Yiddish first made its presence felt within the wider context of modern Yiddish culture at the end of the second decade of the twentieth century.

Yiddish Literature in the United States

The history of women writing Yiddish in the United States has yet to be written. The significance of the poetry and prose produced by women in Yiddish cannot be understood in terms of these counting exercises, revealing though they may be. Such assessments will emerge only from the ongoing work of translation, criticism, bibliography and, above all, reading.

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