jewish poetry

During National Poetry Month, Recalling One of American Jewry's Most Famous Poets

Listen to Allen Ginsberg read his harrowing poem, 'Kaddish'.

04/26/2015 - 20:00
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As National Poetry Month comes to a close we recall one of the most acclaimed Jewish, American poets, Allen Ginsberg (1927 - 1997). Ginsberg, a Jewish boy from Newark, was one of the most respected poets of the post WWII generation and is widely considered one of the fathers of the Beat Generation.

Jewish Poetry

What does it mean to be a Jewish poet? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke to poet and Jewish Week NY 36 under 36 alumnus Yehoshua November about infusing Jewish culture and religion into poems.

No Good Jewish Poems? Said Who?

These days, there are many good Jewish poets. But name a great Jewish poem written recently ...

See? It's not easy.  The reason seem obvious: most Jews who write poetry today are secular, and so is their work.  But fortunately, there are exceptions.

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