JEWISH AMERICAN POETRY: Poems, Commentary, and Reflections.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
Hanover and London: Brandeis University Press, (2000). First edition - The first part of this anthology features "poems by 26 leading 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 more." Among the contributors are Marilyn Hacker, Philip Levine, Marge Piercy, John Hollander, Maxine Kumin, W. S. Merwin, Alice Ostriker and more. A title in the Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life. xii, 346 pp. ISBN: 1-584650435.
Condition: Near fine.