Jewish-American Poetry

Tribally Speaking

St. John’s professor and poet Stephen Paul Miller is trying to make the case for a distinct Jewish-American poetry.

12/26/2012
Special to the Jewish Week

Is there a Jewish-American poetry?

Trick question. According to Stephen Paul Miller, all poetry is  Jewish.

The reason? Two words: “Walt Whitman.”

“Jewish poetry,” writes Miller, is also “hot poetry.” Michael Datikash
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