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Poetry

Malka Lee

Malka Lee’s lyrical Yiddish poems won over both critics and general American Jewish audiences, but it was her work dedicated to the family she lost in the Holocaust that had the most lasting impact.

Shirley Kaufman

Shirley Kaufman used her Jewish heritage to create evocative poetry, exploring biblical matriarchs, her own mother’s immigrant past, and the tensions of daily life in modern Israel.

Gertrude Stein, 1935

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Gertrude Stein in Del Monte, California, on April 8th, 1935.
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Gertrude Stein in Del Monte, California, on April 8th, 1935.

Courtesy of the Associated Press.

Rebekah Gumpert Hyneman

In her poems, essays, and short stories, Rebekah Gumpert Hyneman urged her fellow Jews to resist assimilation and understand the power and beauty of their tradition.

Leah Cohen Harby

A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Leah ““Lee” Cohen Harby’s patriotism and her pride in her Southern roots found an outlet in her essays, short stories, and poetry.

Mascha Kaléko

Through her celebrated satirical poetry, Mascha Kaléko voiced her experience of the growing threat of Nazism in Germany and the pain of being a refugee.

Amy K. Blank at her Desk, 1933

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Author Amy K. Blank at her writing desk in 1933.

Photo courtesy of Judith Levine and Miriam Sachs.

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Author Amy K. Blank at her writing desk in 1933.

Photo courtesy of Judith Levine and Miriam Sachs.

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Death of writer Amy K. Blank

September 17, 1990

Amy Blank's poetry expressed the gentleness, insight, and devotion for which she was known.

Amy K. Blank, circa 1940s

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Author Amy K. Blank in the 1940s.

Courtesy of Judith Levine and Miriam Sachs.

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Author Amy K. Blank in the 1940s.

Courtesy of Judith Levine and Miriam Sachs.

Amy K. Blank, October, 1925

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Author Amy K. Blank in October 1925.

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Author Amy K. Blank in October 1925.

Courtesy of Judith Levine and Miriam Sachs.

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