F230. CANCELLED: "I Leave You This Poem": A Tribute to Chana Bloch

Status: Not Accepted

Room 213, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


Five poets will honor the work and life of the noted poet and translator Chana Bloch who passed away in May of 2017. The panelists will discuss how Chana’s poems and translations influenced and inspired their work, especially in regards to the exploration of her Jewish faith and her desire to examine what she called “the inner life.” Offering anecdotes, memories, appreciations, and finishing with a reading of one of her poems, each panelist will honor Chana as a mentor, poet, friend, and guide.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_2020_Event_Outline.pdf



Andrea Hollander has written five full-length poetry books. Her many honors include two Pushcart Prizes (poetry and literary nonfiction) and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She conducts the Ambassador Writing Seminars in Portland, Oregon. andreahollander.net.

Rachel Mennies is the author of The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry and finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. She works as an adjunct instructor and freelance writer, and serves as a member of AGNI's editorial staff.

Danusha Lameris's poems have been published in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Tin House, The Sun, The New Ohio Review, The New York Times Magazine, and other journals and anthologies. Her books are The Moons of August and Bonfire Opera. She is the poet laureate of Santa Cruz, California.

James Crews is the author of two collections of poetry, The Book of What Stays and Telling My Father. He is also the editor of two anthologies--the forthcoming Queer Nature, a gathering of LGBTQ environmental poetry, and Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection.

Yehoshua November


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