Poet and editor Stanley Moss is as busy as ever. Following the publication of his latest collection, he’s touring Europe, editing manuscripts, and continuing to write.
Artist, ethnographer, educator and all around hero of the Klezmer revival, Michael Alpert receives the NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship award this year. He talks with Jake Marmer about this well-deserved honor.
As the temperatures begin to drop, there’s more time to spend listening. And, fortunately, there’s a profusion of great new music around. Here are 5 great new albums.
Since 2010, it has become the Forward’s tradition to highlight five memorable poetry releases of the year — but this year we have six.
Photo: Anna London
Alexander Nemser’s prose poems about the binding of Isaac are surreal, disturbing, funny, smart and anything but pious.
This poem’s “head” (first three lines) are attributed to Rabbi Menachem Nachum Twerski of Chernobyl (1730-1798).