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Poetry

Fradel Shtok

Despite the brevity of her career, Fradel Shtok showed great promise as a Yiddish writer for her attention to the little-discussed subjects of women’s sexuality and repression.

Malka Lee

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Malka Lee, in Korman's 1928 Yidishe Dikhterns Antologye.
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Malka Lee, in Korman's 1928 Yidishe Dikhterns Antologye.


Courtesy of Sheva Zucker/Lilith magazine.

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Anna Margolin, 1903

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Rosa Lebensboim, known as Anna Margolin in 1903. Critics claim she authored the finest Yiddish poetry of the early twentieth century.

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Rosa Lebensboim, known as Anna Margolin in 1903. Critics claim she authored the finest Yiddish poetry of the early twentieth century.

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Andrea Dworkin, 1988

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Poet, writer, and activist Andrea Dworkin on After Dark in 1988.

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Poet, writer, and activist Andrea Dworkin on After Dark in 1988.

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Selina Dolaro

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Opera singer and theater producer Selina Dolaro.
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Opera singer and theater producer Selina Dolaro.

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Grace Seixas Nathan

Although her writing was never published in her lifetime, Grace Seixas Nathan’s poetry and letters showed her passion for her country, her family, and her religion.

Book Review: I Carry My Mother

I Carry My Mother is not only a tribute to the works of famous poets but, more importantly, to Newman’s mother, who passed away three years ago. The poems show her mother both as Newman wants her to be remembered as well as how Newman saw her as she was dying in her hospital bed.

"I Carry My Mother" by Leslea Newman

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Cover of "I Carry My Mother," a collection of poems by Lesléa Newman.
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Cover of "I Carry My Mother," a collection of poems by Lesléa Newman.

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Grace Schulman

Grace Schulman’s poetry compresses time and space, merging the past and present and exploring the mysteries of religion.

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman bridged the old world and the new as an award-winning modern writer of Yiddish poetry.

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