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~E-PUB ♿ Jewish American Poetry: Poems, Commentary, and Reflections ♠ From Emma Lazarus to Allen Ginsberg, Jewish American poets have long been a presence in American poetry Once a group of isolated voices, their number and range has grown in the lastyears to reveal a distinct American poetic tradition The first complete guide to the diversity and vitality of this tradition, Jewish American Poetry features poems byleading poets some written especially for this volume followed by the poets own reflections on the Jewish and American aspects of their work The second half of the book gathers ten wide ranging essays on the history and scope of Jewish American poetry, offering an unprecedented introduction to its Yiddish and Sephardic heritage, its distinctive poetics of commentary, its Kabbalists, its feminists, and With a general introduction that places this literature in the contexts of both Jewish culture and American poetry, Jewish American Poetry opens the door to a much needed discussion of the significance of the Jewish voice in American literature Jonathan Barron s and Eric Murphy Selinger s Jewish American Poetry is that rare anthology a thoughtful blend of art and scholarship, balanced and inclusive In one essay, Steven J Rubin writes, Jewish poetry is defined most simply as poetry that is written by Jews about Jewish subjects or themes, but as he also shows, this gathering of verse and viewpoints belies and complicates that simple definition The anthology divides into two parts the first offers a miscellany of twenty six poems a Jonathan Barron s and Eric Murphy Selinger s Jewish American Poetry is that rare anthology a thoughtful blend of art and scholarship, balanced and inclusive In one essay, Steven J Rubin writes, Jewish poetry is defined most simply as poetry that is written by Jews about Jewish subjects or themes, but as he also shows, this gathering of verse and viewpoints belies and complicates that simple definition The anthology divides into two parts the first offers a miscellany of twenty six poems and poets, each followed by the author s commentary in prose, while the second section brings together scholarly reflections on literary history, strategies of reading, and the diversity of Jewish American verse Particularly admirable is Barron and Selinger s refusal to privilege any particular poetic school or style John Hollander follows At the New Year with a carefully argued essay on the influence of Judaic law and text on his own work but so, too, does Charles Bernstein offer the following reflection, quoted in its entirety, on the subject of his own poem But is it Jewish I think, probably, maybe so But it could also be not Jewish Exactly With formalist and language poets housed under the same roof, along with a broad spectrum in between, Barron and Selinger s volume recognizes and encourages a diversity of views and voices And the editors choices convincingly bear out their position from Marilyn Hacker to Anthony Hecht, from Bob Perelman to Eleanor Wilner and Jaqueline Osherow, the voices here are vital, lively, and essential