R111. The Development of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry in the Last Five Years

A103-104, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Come join us for the five-year anniversary of an important anthology that explores the thoughts, concerns, and experiences of Jewish poets today. One of the editors and five contributors to The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry will read from their work and reflect upon how Jewish American poetry has changed in the last five years with the developments in politics and the rise of anti-Semitism while still exploring the heart of Jewish traditions that honor the human spirit.



M.E. Silverman founded Blue Lyra Review. His books include The Floating Door and The Breath before Birds Fly, and he edited three anthologies including Bloomsbury’s Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, The Plume Anthology of Longish Poems, and one on the Holocaust.

Susan Cohen was a Washington Post contributing writer and UC Berkeley journalism professor before studying poetry on a Knight Fellowship at Stanford, then earning an MFA at Pacific University. She’s the author of two books of poems: Throat Singing and A Different Wakeful Animal.

Philip Terman is the author of five books of poetry, including Our Portion: New and Selected Poems. A selection of his poems has been translated into Arabic. He founded the Chautauqua Writers' Festival and teaches at Clarion University, where he directs the visiting writers series.

Patty Seyburn

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet


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