Yehoshua November

New Jersey, United States

Member Since: 11/01/2011

Yehoshua November is the author of two books of poetry, God's Optimism, a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and winner of the MSR Poetry Book Award, and Two Worlds Exist, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in Poetry and the Paterson Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, and on NPR's The Writer's Almanac. November teaches writing at Rutgers University and Touro College.



  • God's Optimism , Main Street Rag (October 2010)
  • Two Worlds Exist , Orison Books (November 2016)


  • L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist (2010)
  • MSR Poetry Book Award(2010)
  • Bernice Slote Award(2008)
  • National Jewish Book Award Finalist (2016)
  • Paterson Poetry Prize Book Finalist(2017)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing--Poetry from University of Pittsburgh (August 2003)

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