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Troim Katz Handler

Troim Katz Handler is the author of Simkhe, Yiddish love-letter poems, and co-author of two books in Yiddish and Japanese, written with Prof. Kazuo Ueda for students of Yiddish in Japan. After a thirty-year career as a secondary-school English teacher, she taught Yiddish at summer programs in Oxford, England. Her poetry has been published in the Yiddish Forverts and periodicals. Her poem “Blume Lempel” appeared in Der Bay in December 1999. She and her husband, Frank, lecture widely on Yiddish literature and Jewish history.

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Blume Lempel

Blume Lempel was a master of stream-of-consciousness, flashback, free association and eroticism—all rare in Yiddish literature. Her modern short-story style was appropriate to her themes, which were often daring: incest—Oedipus in Brooklyn (1981), rape—Aleyn in Eynem (Alone Together, 1989) and the ambivalent attraction of one woman to another (Correspondents, 1992).

Chaske Blacker (Blacher)

Although she worked in radio, tobacco and dress factories, reared two children and supported a poet-husband, Chaske Blacker managed to produce two novellas and a dozen short stories, even winning a prize for her story “Marta” from the Morning Frayhayt in 1933—all during her brief life.

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