Kolmar Park is named for the street it is on. Neighbors want it to honor poet Gertrud Kolmar, who died in 1943 in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
“Al Cheyt” for White Jews in 5781. A modern prayer for a troubled world. Jewish Boston.
Philip Levine has died at 87. Benjamin Ivry pens an appreciation of a feisty poet who was inspired by working class roots — and a family tradition of Yiddishkeit.
Poet laureate Philip Levine has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. The Jewish wordsmith never forgot his working-class roots — and won’t soon be forgotten.
Argentinian Jewish poet Juan Gelman, a critic and activist against the country’s military governments of 1976 to 1983, has died.
A statue of Hungarian Jewish poet Miklos Radnoti, who was killed by Hungarian Nazis at the end of 1944, was broken in two parts after being struck by a car.
Poet John Hollander, who died on August 17, was a noted critic from Yale and Columbia and a much anthologized poet.
I read “piss stains on tan pants…”
Naomi Replansky, the 94-year-old poet whose work has been known to only a select few, is out with a new book that retains “an inner blitheness,” writes Benjamin Ivry.
Scotland’s national poet has joined a group calling for a boycott of the Israeli dancing group Batsheva, set to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival.