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Enid Dame

Enid Dame (d. 2003) was a poet, writer, editor and teacher who lived in Brooklyn and High Falls, New York. She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University and then taught there and at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She lectured on Jewish women’s poetry and midrashic writing at the Institute for Contemporary Midrash, for the Religious Diversity Seminars of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and in other forums. She was co-editor of the anthology Which Lilith?: Feminist Writers Re-Create the World’s First Woman (1998). With her husband, the poet Donald Lev, she co-edited Home Planet News, a literary tabloid which the couple founded in 1979. She was also a member of the Editorial Collective of Bridges, a Jewish feminist magazine. Her poetry, which focused on women’s and Jewish themes, appeared in various journals and anthologies, as well as in seven collections of her work, including Lilith and Her Demons (1989), Anything You Don’t See (1992) and Stone Shekhina (2002).

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Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin is most widely known as a nature poet for her well-crafted descriptions of life on her New Hampshire farm. Yet increasingly her social conscience prompted her also to write “poetry of witness,” protesting torture and other injustices. Her strong Jewish consciousness showed itself in poems about her Jewish ancestors and historic injustices to Jews and in use of sacred Jewish texts to form an environmental message.

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