L’Chaim! Celebrating Jewish Poetry in the Third Millennium

Thursday, March 24, 2022
12:10 pm to 1:10 pm


What is a "Jewish poem"? Come find out as we read from 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium, a new anthology, featuring voices that range from emerging to established, both Jewish and non-Jewish, as well as several translations. The themes range from observing Jewish traditions to more modern ones, such as same-sex marriage and nonfaith. With the rise in anti-Semitism and other hate crimes in this country, it is more important now than ever before to celebrate diversity.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: 2022_AWP_event_for_101_Jewish_Poems.pdf



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

Nancy Naomi Carlson has authored twelve titles, including eight translations. A BTBA and CLMP finalist, she is a recipient of two grants from the NEA and one from the Maryland Arts Council and was decorated with the French Academic Palms. An Infusion of Violets was named "new & noteworthy" by the New York Times.

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Joy Ladin is the author of nine books of poetry, including newly reissued The Book of Anna, Lambda Literary Award finalists Transmigration and Impersonation, a memoir, National Jewish Book Award finalist Through the Door of Life, and Triangle Award finalist The Soul of the Stranger.

Zilka Joseph is the author of five books. She has been nominated for Pushcart and PEN awards and was a finalist for the Foreword Indies Book Award. In Our Beautiful Bones is her newest book. Her work is influenced by Indian/Eastern and Western cultures and her Bene Israel roots. www.zilkajoseph.com


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center